Angelina Jolie has called on the world's leaders to do more to bring an end to the conflict in Syria and Iraq, SIA reports citing the Daily Mail.
The actress made the comments in her role as special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, while visiting a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq, earlier today.
The camp is currently home to tens of thousands of Yazidis and other refugees who have been forced to abandon their homes in Mosul, which has been invaded by the Islamic State.
More than a million refugees are now living in the region as a result of the Syrian civil war and ISIS overtaking large swathes of Iraq.
Angelina, 39, met with families living in makeshift homes, took a tour of the nearby area and gave a speech to the hundreds of refugees and politicians who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.
Angelina said: 'Since I was last here in Iraq, another two million people have been forced from their homes. Mostly in the last six months – this time Iraqi citizens.'
'Too many innocent people are paying the price of the conflict in Syria and spread of extremism. The international community has to step up and do more.
'It is not enough to defend our values at home. We have to defend them here, in the camps and in the informal settlements across the Middle East, and in the ruined towns of Iraq and Syria. We are being tested here, as an international community, and so far – for all the immense efforts and good intentions – we are failing,' she said at a press conference at the Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs).
The Hollywood star spent her first day in Iraq visiting with Yazidi refugees and touring their camp. Among the ISIS victims she met were a group of elderly women who were among nearly 200 Yazidis recently released by insurgents.