Angelina Jolie in Rome, visits Ukrainian children hospitalized at the Bambino Gesù hospital
On Wednesday 30 March Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian children who arrived in Italy due to the war and are now hospitalized at the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome. The actress also met the doctors and nurses who take care of them.
The hospital announced this. “I am praying for the end of the war. This – he said – is the only way to stop the suffering and flight from the conflict zones. It is horrible to see children paying the price, in lost lives, damaged health and trauma” . His visit took place on the very day in which the UN refugee agency confirmed that 4 million Ukrainians had fled their country in a month.
According to the United Nations Agency, cited in a Facebook post by the children’s hospital, this is the refugee crisis with the most exponential growth since the Second World War to date. Another 6.5 million people have been displaced within the country. According to Unicef, more than half of Ukrainian children are internally displaced within the country or have fled due to the devastating consequences of the war on their lives. Around 2 million have reportedly fled the country and at least 2.5 million are living displaced.