In order to raise awareness of the atrocities in Afghanistan overtaken by the Taliban, AngelinaJolie used her launch of Instagram’s new account.
Angelina Jolie, 46, has a very important message to share officially on Instagram. On Friday (Aug. 20), the winner of Oscar launched her own social media account, and she received a heartbreak letter from a teenage girl in Afghanistan in her first post. The girl, whose name Angelina blurred, detailed her fear that she might lose her rights during Afghanistan’s Taliban takeover. See the complete correspondence below.
In addition, she wrote a long and emotional message on the current events in Afghanistan to her followers. “Right now the Afghan people are losing their ability to communicate and to speak freely on social media,” she said. “I came to Instagram to tell the stories and voices of people around the world fighting for their fundamental human rights.”
The Eternals actress went on to share that she met Afghan refugees who were escaping the Taliban at the country’s border just two weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country,” she said. “To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand. Watching for decades how Afghan refugees – some of the most capable people in the world – are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it,” Angelina added
Angelina has pledged to continue supporting those in need in Afghanistan as well, as she works incredibly as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees — who has allowed her to visit refugee camps in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and more. “I’m not going to turn away like other people committed,” she said. “I’ll keep seeking ways to help. And you’re going to join me, I hope.”
Many famous faces, such as Angelina have been made public by the current crisis in Afghanistan. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a join declaration most particularly on 17 August and said they had “leaving the Taliban speechless.” The couple also mentioned that “The world is extremely fragile right now,” as it is the devastating earthquake which has struck Haiti and the on-going COVID-19.
Source: Hollywood Life