Angelina Jolie briefed the U.N. Security Council in New York Friday, and pleaded with world leaders to render aid to the millions of displaced Syrian refugees.
Jolie particularly criticized the council for its inaction towards the crisis.
“We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s ability to protect and defend the innocent, she said. “We are standing by in Syria.”
Approximately four million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries to escape a conflict from the war, which is now in its fifth year.
Syria’s U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja’afari, was asked his opinion regarding the actress’ planned brief, to which he responded, “She is beautiful.”
According to U.N. reports, via The Daily Mail, 440,000 people are besieged as a result of Syria’s civil war. One-hundred sixty-seven thousand of those by government forces, 228,000 by Islamic State militants, and the rest by other armed groups.
The 39-year-old Special Envoy has made 11 trips to Syria since the crisis began in 2011.
Jolie also addressed the current crisis in the Mediterranean in which more than 1,300 migrants have drowned at sea trying to flee Syria and other parts of the region.
“It is sickening to see thousands of refugees drowning on the doorstep of the world’s wealthiest continent,” she continued. “No one risks the lives of their children in this way except out of utter desperation.”
The former goodwill ambassador urged the council to visit Syrian refugees so they can witness the crisis firsthand.
“Those refugees cannot come to the council, so please, will you go to them,” she said.
The Daily Express reported earlier this month that Jolie and her husband, Brad Pitt, were looking to adopt a little Syrian girl in the near future.
“She has been moved to tears on several occasions over the plight of youngsters orphaned in the Syrian conflict,” a business associate told the publication.
Jolie, whose mother died from ovarian and breast cancer in 2007, had a double mastectomy as a precaution two years ago.
She also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed recently to lower her odds of developing cancer.
“Now she has sorted out her health issues, she and Brad believe the time is right to adopt another orphan from there, most likely a daughter, the source continued.
Watch: Angelina Jolie pleads with UN Security Council to aid refugees, compliments of The Daily Mail