Angelina Jolie Highlights Iraqi Students’ Plight
The United States and the international community need to make the education of Iraqi children a higher priority, the actress and refugee advocate Angelina Jolie said April 8 at a panel discussion sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations about children affected by conflict in their countries.
“To reach them and help them deal with their future, it should be one of our highest priorities,” she said.
The actress, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , has visited strife-ridden Iraq twice in the past year. When she met with Iraqi families, parents told her a pressing issue is how to get their children into school, she said. “Iraq has a history of a high-quality education system. So they are...
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