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Angelina Jolie makes a sudden visit to war-torn Ukraine - Know why

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Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian, Angelina Jolie made a sudden visit to war-torn Ukraine on Saturday. According to Maksym Kozytskyy, the Governor of Lviv Regional State Administration, Jolie had arrived in the city to speak with displaced people who have found refuge in Lviv. Jolie has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011.

“For all of us, this visit has been a surprise," said Lviv regional governor Maxim Kozytski on Telegram. A series of pictures from Jolie’s Ukraine trip has also surfaced on social media. In one of the photos, Jolie is seen interacting with refugees displaced by the war with Russia at the Lviv railway station. The actress also visited a hospital to meet kids wounded in the Kramatorsk railway attack in Lviv, Ukraine.

During the visit to the station, Jolie met volunteers working with the displaced, who told her that each of the psychiatrists on duty spoke to about 15 people a day. Many of those in the station are children aged from two to 10, according to volunteers.

"They must be in shock ... I know how trauma affects children, I know just having somebody show how much they matter, how much their voices matter, I know how healing that is for them," she said in reply. Last month, in her role as special envoy, Jolie visited Yemen, where millions of people have been displaced by war.

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