Angelina Jolie, US prominent actor and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), arrived on Sunday in Aden, Yemen’s southern port city, for a visit aimed at casting light on the seven-year conflict’s terrible impacts.
The impacts of the Houthi missile bombing were seen in the first photos circulated of the famous American actress upon her arrival at Aden International Airport, as one example of the immense destruction inflicted by the battle across Yemen.
“I landed in Aden to meet displaced families and refugees to offer my solidarity for the Yemeni people,” Angelina Jolie wrote on Instagram.
“I am here in Yemen to support people who are also in dire need of peace,” she said.
The situation in Yemen, according to Jolie, is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Yemen’s war has killed tens of thousands of lives and triggered a grave humanitarian crisis, with 80 percent of the country’s population relying on aid.
Yemen is home to a million displaced children who have no ambitions, homes, or schools. They are receiving a primitive education from ancient times in displacement tents and under trees, sleeping on the ground without books, pamphlets, or even the price of pens, fleeing from the war machine to bleak destitution.
Yemeni children are receiving a primitive education from ancient times in displacement tents and under trees, sleeping on the ground without books, pamphlets, or even the price of pens, fleeing from the war machine to bleak destitution.
Last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that the number of children in Yemen at risk of losing their education could reach 6 million, while the Executive Unit for the Management of IDP Camps in Ma’rib Governorate stated that approximately 130,000 children living in displacement camps will not be able to continue their education in 2022 due to a lack of school supplies for the new school year.
Marib alone houses 61 percent of Yemen’s internally displaced people and also boasts the governorate’s largest displacement camp.