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Angelina Jolie visits Ukrainian refugees at the Italian Children’s Hospital

Angelina Jolie visited Italy with Ukrainian refugee children.

The Oscar winner, who is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador, visited a children’s hospital just outside Vatican City that cares for children fleeing the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

During her visit to Bambino Gesú in Rome, Jolie spoke to many young patients, some of whom have cancer. She also met with doctors and nurses who run the hospital

According to Unicef ​​​​estimates, 2 million refugee children have left Ukraine since the war began on February 24. They also estimate that around 2.5 million children are displaced within Ukraine, with 60 percent of children being forced to flee their homes.

Jolie has a long history of helping refugees and was appointed Special Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012. The actress has also been made an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for her work to end sexual and gender-based violence in war zones.

She has previously visited conflict zones such as Yemen and Burkina Faso to support refugees.

Most recently, Jolie starred in a superhero film eternal and crime Those who wish me dead alongside Nicholas Hoult and Jon Bernthal.

The Independent has a proud history of campaigning for the rights of the most vulnerable and we first ran our Refugees Welcome campaign during the war in Syria in 2015. Now we are renewing our campaign and launching this petition in the wake of the unfolding Ukraine crisis we urge the government to go further and faster to ensure aid is delivered. To learn more about our Refugees Welcome campaign, click here. to sign the petition click here. If you would like to donate, then please click here for our GoFundMe page.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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