FIND YOUR VOICE (57)

Hi and welcome to another edition where we look at the migration crisis.

Today I gained a lot of respect for Angelina Jolie-Pit. I listened to a speach she gave on the BBC and was very impressed by what she had to say. Below is some of what she is saying.

Angelina Jolie-Pitt, the UN refugee agency's special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Ms Jolie-Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC's World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues.She said the "number of conflicts and scale of displacement had grown so large" the system to protect and return refugees was not working.Earlier, the UNHCR's head said the refugee crisis was now a global issue.

BBC News World On The Move is a day of coverage dedicated to migration, and the effect it is having on our world.

A range of speakers, including the UNHCR's special envoy Angelina Jolie-Pitt, and former British secret intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove, will set out the most important new ideas shaping our thinking on economic development, security and humanitarian assistance.

Ms Jolie-Pitt said that more than 60 million people - one in 122 - were displaced globally - more than at any time in the past 70 years.

"This tells us something deeply worrying about the peace and security of the world," she said, adding: "The average time a person will be displaced is now nearly 20 years."

Ms Jolie-Pitt said that UN appeals were drastically under-funded, citing the UNHCR appeal for Central African Republic, which was "less than 3% funded".

She said: "With this then the state of today's world, is it any surprise that some of these desperate people, who are running out of all options and who see no hope of returning home, would make a push for Europe as a last resort, even at the risk of death?"

But Ms Jolie-Pitt said that Europe was "only a fraction of the global refugee problem".

Highlighting Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, Ethiopia, and Jordan, she said: "We in the West are neither at the centre of the refugee crisis, nor - for the most part - the ones making the greatest sacrifice.

"What we must do first and foremost as citizens is to demand our governments show the leadership necessary to address the fundamental causes of the refugee crisis at a global level," she added.

If you agree with us and Angelina Jolie then don't stay silent please,

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