'Worst Devastation I’ve Seen,’ Angelina Jolie Gets Emotional in Mosul

Published June 20th, 2018 - 09:22 GMT

Written by Sally Shakkour

The Hollywood actress was visiting the Domiz Camp, in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which is home to 33,000 Syrian refugees displaced by seven years of civil war.

While the visit from Jolie may bring media attention, there is a question as to how this attention will bring change - as well as if United Nations funds are best served providing the security and logistics for Hollywood Film stars, rather than less glamorous work.

Angelina Jolie called the devastation of Mosul the worst she'd ever seen in her time as a UNHCR special envoy, during a visit to the Iraqi city on June 16, 2018.

 
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Actress Angelina Jolie walked around West Mosul to see the devastation, less than one year after the city was liberated from ISIS. (almasdarnews.com)

Actress Angelina Jolie walked around West Mosul to see the devastation, less than one year after the city was liberated from ISIS. (almasdarnews.com)

Angelina Jolie meeting with Mohamed and his family during a visit to the Old City in the west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, June 16, 2018. (AFP/ File)

Angelina Jolie meeting with Mohamed and his family during a visit to the Old City in the west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, June 16, 2018. (AFP/ File)

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meeting Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD. (UNHCR/AFP/Andrew McConnell)

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meeting Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD. (UNHCR/AFP/Andrew McConnell)

Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city. (gmanetwork.com)

Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city. (gmanetwork.com)

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. (AFP/UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. (AFP/UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)

Angelina Jolie gets emotional after touring Mosul, saying “This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR”. (CNN.com)

Angelina Jolie gets emotional after touring Mosul, saying “This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR”. (CNN.com)

The Hollywood A-lister visited Domiz refugee camp, home to 33,000 displaced by war in Syria. (Reuters)

The Hollywood A-lister visited Domiz refugee camp, home to 33,000 displaced by war in Syria. (Reuters)

Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees who live in Mosul, Iraq. (gossiprocks.com)

Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees who live in Mosul, Iraq. (gossiprocks.com)

Actress Angelina Jolie walked around West Mosul to see the devastation, less than one year after the city was liberated from ISIS. (almasdarnews.com)
Angelina Jolie meeting with Mohamed and his family during a visit to the Old City in the west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, June 16, 2018. (AFP/ File)
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meeting Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD. (UNHCR/AFP/Andrew McConnell)
Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city. (gmanetwork.com)
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. (AFP/UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)
Angelina Jolie gets emotional after touring Mosul, saying “This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR”. (CNN.com)
The Hollywood A-lister visited Domiz refugee camp, home to 33,000 displaced by war in Syria. (Reuters)
Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees who live in Mosul, Iraq. (gossiprocks.com)
Actress Angelina Jolie walked around West Mosul to see the devastation, less than one year after the city was liberated from ISIS. (almasdarnews.com)
Actress Angelina Jolie walked around West Mosul to see the devastation, less than one year after the city was liberated from ISIS. (almasdarnews.com)
Angelina Jolie meeting with Mohamed and his family during a visit to the Old City in the west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, June 16, 2018. (AFP/ File)
Angelina Jolie meeting with Mohamed and his family during a visit to the Old City in the west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, June 16, 2018. (AFP/ File)
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meeting Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD. (UNHCR/AFP/Andrew McConnell)
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meeting Falak, 8, during a visit to West Mosul, on June 16, 2018. Falak has a gene disorder and PTSD. (UNHCR/AFP/Andrew McConnell)
Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city. (gmanetwork.com)
Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city. (gmanetwork.com)
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. (AFP/UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq, on June 16, 2018. (AFP/UNHCR/Andrew McConnell)
Angelina Jolie gets emotional after touring Mosul, saying “This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR”. (CNN.com)
Angelina Jolie gets emotional after touring Mosul, saying “This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR”. (CNN.com)
The Hollywood A-lister visited Domiz refugee camp, home to 33,000 displaced by war in Syria. (Reuters)
The Hollywood A-lister visited Domiz refugee camp, home to 33,000 displaced by war in Syria. (Reuters)
Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees who live in Mosul, Iraq. (gossiprocks.com)
Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees who live in Mosul, Iraq. (gossiprocks.com)