Angelina Jolie’s surprise trip to Lviv interrupted by air raid sirens – National

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie traveled to the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, heading to the train station to meet people displaced by the war with Russia before leaving later after the air raid sirens went off.

Jolie, 46, is a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, which says more than 12.7 million people have fled their homes in the past two months, representing around 30% of the pre-war Ukrainian population.

Hollywood movie star and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie poses for a photo with her fans in Lviv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 30, 2022. Ms Jolie was in Ukraine to meet war-affected children and visited hospitals and NGOs helping the injured and displaced.


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During the station visit, Jolie met volunteers working with the displaced, who told her that each of the psychiatrists on duty spoke to around 15 people a day. Many of those at the station are children between the ages of 2 and 10, according to volunteers.

“They must be in shock…I know how much trauma affects children, I know someone is showing how much they matter, how much their voice matters, I know what a healing it is for them,” she said in response.

Hollywood movie star and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie poses for a photo with her fans in Lviv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 30, 2022. Ms Jolie was in Ukraine to meet war-affected children and visited hospitals and NGOs helping the injured and displaced.


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At one point during her visit to the station, she tickled a little girl dressed in red, who burst out laughing with delight. She also posed for photos with the volunteers and some children.

Later, anti-aircraft sirens began to sound, and Jolie with her aides quickly exited the station and got into a waiting car.

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Last month, in her role as special envoy, Angelina Jolie traveled to Yemen, where millions of people have been displaced by war.

(Reporting by Reuters, writing by David Ljunggren)

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