Actress Angelina Jolie as Special Envoy of UNHCR is in Peru to carry out an official visit this week. Peru is one of the countries that has received a greater number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The exodus of Venezuelans is the largest people movement in the recent history of Latin America.
Following up on the recent visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to the region, Jolie will be in the country for three days to assess the humanitarian needs of the Venezuelan refugees, as well as the challenges facing Peru as a host country. , and to discuss possible regional responses to the crisis.
In social networks, images of Brad Pitt’s former partner in the capital have already appeared. Some show their meeting with the hip hop group Inyectando Kultura and others from their visit at the Albergue Sin Fronteras.
During her visit, the Special Envoy will meet with refugees, representatives of the Peruvian Government and with organizations that contribute to the humanitarian response. She will visit programs that provide assistance and protection to asylum seekers, refugees and families that are hosting Venezuelans. Likewise, he will observe the generous response that Peru offers to Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
Jolie’s visit focuses on the largest displacement crisis, representing UNHCR and the High Commissioner at the diplomatic level. The last visit of the Special Envoy to Latin America was in 2012, when she visited Ecuador to meet with Colombian refugees in the region.
With information from www.acnur.org