Angelina Jolie speaks at refugee camp in Iraq

( ) Updated: 2015-01-26 13:50:13

Angelina Jolie speaks at refugee camp in Iraq

Actress and special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie gives a speech as she visits a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq January 25, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Actress and United Nations representative Angelina Jolie has called on the international community to do more for people in Iraq and Syria.

She made the statement during a visit to a refugee camp in northern Iraq over the weekend.

Jolie visited people at the Khanke internally displaced people camp near Dohuk, and said the UN is "extremely concerned" at the slow pace of humanitarian assistance this year.

"The international community has to step up and do more. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) received only half of the funding it needed in 2014 for programs in Iraq and Syria, and is extremely concerned at the slow pace of pledges for this year. Without more assistance the situation is unsustainable."

Jolie also met with mothers at the camp whose children have been kidnapped by the Islamic State group.


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