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Angelina Jolie: Zaatari Refugee Camp Visit!

Angelina Jolie: Zaatari Refugee Camp Visit!

Angelina Jolie pays a visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp on Tuesday (September 11) near the Jordanian border with Syria.

The 37-year-old actress and UNHCR special envoy was joined by UN High Commission for Refugees staff to visit some of the more than 250,000 refugees who have fled Syria. The United Nations is calling the humanitarian problems sparked by the conflict their “biggest crisis”.

“It’s been a very heavy experience, because oftentimes you come to these camps and … very rarely do you … meet them as they cross the border and you get to know people the moment they become a refugee,” Angelina said in a press conference. “The moment they’ve forever lost their home, their livelihood, their education, everything they have been is gone, and when I ask them, ‘What did you bring?’ they say ‘This’ (plucks at her shirt) ‘The shirt on my back.’”

The evening before, Angelina visited some refugees minutes after they made it across the border.

Watch The Today Show‘s special reporter Ann Curry reporting from the scene below!


Angelina Jolie: Zaatari Refugee Camp Visit!
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  • Kate

    This is very important, I’m very happy that she’s bringing awareness to the situation. So depressing

  • Lou

    Shes cool

  • lurker

    God bless her for hwlping bring the spotlight to the suffering

  • trollfan

    Everyone should move to Syria and see how life is spent there. And Im not referring to anyone in particular…..

  • lurker

    She has a big heart and cares deeply about refugee issues,wow she is stunningly beautiful,has the brains plus a big heart lucky brad

  • Y-3

    I swear she never ages. Her and Nick Cage are vampires and they are part of an underground Hollywood-Vampire association – Brads probably in on it!

  • How Convenient 4 Her

    Leave it to this “D” list celeb to use 9/11 for her own selfish PR antics. Get off this site and turn on MSNBC to see the horror our people lived through. This woman has no soul. She is a PR wh@re an always will be. This stunt is the bottom of the barrel for her. She mocks 9/11 and uses it for her own gain while we are praying and grieving our own loss. What a scuzball!

  • aw

    Its easy to blame someone from outdoors when we, the americans, are guilty of what has happened around.

  • lurker

    Nice to see Ann covering angie

  • lurker

    @How Convenient 4 Her:
    go kill yourself because you are the most pathetic troll ever

  • Jenna

    So the pap’s just happen to be there? Umm, obvious that someone lovessssss the attention and wants to look like she’s so saintly. Which of course she’s not.

  • Grim Reaper Jolie

    Very sad situation but why? That question is for bigger minds, not flat lander propagandists like Jolie who like to cry and apply Band-Aids. She is never critical of those responsible.

  • Jenna

    @lurker: R u mental? Get a clue. Today is a sad day for alot of people who lost there loved ones.

  • http://facebook.com QueenS

    most beautiful womon i’ve ever seen !!

  • So Generous

    I only see Angie suffering. Poor wonderful Angelina. I identify with her and I feel for her. where is Syria?

  • somali girl

    Not a big fan but she looks great.

  • lurker

    Sad that in 8 years jen hags still did not get the clue,They need to get a life right now its almost a decade enough with the bs,Angelina is in a league of her own,she is just amazing

  • Luck Dragon

    I do wonder if she bragged about the millions of dollars her and her staff got paid on Maleficent. Why not run with a smaller entourage and donate half of her ridiculous salary to these poor people? A 2 day journey full of cameras for her own publicity is disgusting. Go alone, on a commercial flight, no cameras and then you can pretend to be Mother Theresa.

  • lurker

    @Grim Reaper Jolie:
    Diplomacy 101 or are you fuc*ing dumb??? she is there to fucus on the refugees she is not a politician,leave it to them to go aftter who is wrong

  • lurker

    Sometimes is better to zip your mouth if you have nothing better to write,certain comments are just stupid and uncalled for in this situation,This woman is the real deal donating her money and her heart

  • God yure dumm lurker

    the bought politicians will go after who is wrong LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Brad

    Cheap attention wh(o)re.

  • an opinion

    Jenna @ 09/11/2012 at 11:13 am
    -2
    So the pap’s just happen to be there?

    There called reporters. Photojournalist. Cameramen. Not paps. Widen your knowledge.

  • demagogue jolie

    pure hypocrisy

  • GO ANGIE

    ANGIE’S SO GREAT.
    GO ANGIE.
    GO ANGIE.
    GO ANGIE.
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    GO ANGIE.

  • an opinion

    Luck Dragon @ 09/11/2012 at 11:18 am
    -3
    Why not run with a smaller entourage
    —–
    Those are UN workers, U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh etc NOT Angelina’s entourage
    Widen your knowledge

  • LOVE ANGIE SO MUCK

    ANGIE IS NUMER 1

  • an opinion

    I know we don’t normally quote trolls but I wanted to show how stupid these trolls are. The live in Kim Kardashian world not the real world.

  • Jones

    Angie is phenomenal. I have such admiration and respect for everything she has done and continues to do to give voice to refugees of war. She is such a poised and self-possessed woman, and her compassion is ALWAYS tempered with actively seeking resolutions. This is one of the things I love most about her. She just doesn’t show empathy, there’s always a call-to-action. She just doesn’t talk the talk. She walks it too.

  • cesar

    let me prize this amazing women again and again before the haters and jealous come her like dogs looking for bones.

    Angie is doing something that only a special and powerful women could do.

    Any person can talk but only few can walk in the real world. Angie is one of that kind of person.

    Angie with her presence in this camp have bring more attention to the refuge problems and Syrian war than all the dally news.

    Angie is a Powerful speaker and when she talks the world listening.

  • ANGIE IS LOVELY

    GO ANGIE.
    GO ANGIE.
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  • Wasted on you dweebs

    This is the planned destablization of the Middle East, like dominoes. The destruction of old regimes that were created by the West in the first place. In the power vaccuum will arise more militant muslim governments who will provide the west with a much greater enemy…War is big business., but it is paid for by the average person. Your children,grandchildren, and other relations will pay the price. Thanx angelinaf or helping the cause.

  • demagogue jolie

    pure hypocrisy!

  • REMEMBER 9/11

    REMEMBER 9/11 not this filthy PR hog. This is so like her to use 9/11 to get some attention. We Americans are remembering our hero’s. We are remembering our fellow Americans that didn’t make it out with any shirt on their backs. We are remembering our Firefighters & Police that lost their lives in OUR attack! We are remembering our fellow Americans that lost their husbands, fathers wives, mothers, children, sons, daughters, and so many others. This woman deserves zero recognition at all. The only site that would stoop this low is this site. No other site is talking about this phony PR hog. Leave it to JJ..

  • demagogue jolie

    who is more hypocrite JustJared or Angelina Jolie???

  • amy

    where is her private jet that will take her home to her castle in france then she’ll dine in the best restaurants. here’s a thought us some of her drug money to help. no one just give up herion like she wants us to think she did. she’s still doing it. she’s pencil thin. beautiful face buy pencil thin.

  • cesar

    bring front the last thread………….

    YouTube video of Angie in Jordan
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZA7FgnN8SQ

    @salima:
    wow, thank´s Salima for the video of Angie speaking in Jordan refuge camp.

    Angie is really a beautiful soul and her words are very emotional and powerful.

    i almost cry listening her voice and the clear and deep message she was giving.

    Angie have a extraordinaire capacity to discourse and to spell the right words in front of people in need. i loved her talk.

    Angie is a loving and beautiful women with a enormous pure soul. love this women each day more and more.

    Ps. like PT said about other trips in the next days, i really hope she have a very good security surround her. hope she could return home very soon.

  • Lore

    Angelina is very intelligent. She admits her own faults.

  • Sarah

    Such a great person! To me UN lost their credibility a year ago since they couldent stop this massacre! I mean how can they stop libeya from AlQathafi and can’t stop AlAsad! Is it really come down to oil? Ppl dying on a daily basis don’t matter?

  • groundcontrol

    If you needed any more proof why Angelina needs to keep educating the public and shining a spotlight on the realities of the refugee plight then you’d need look no further than the ignorant and hateful trolls that actually delight in trying to derail a thread about the refugee.
    .
    You have to wonder what these trolls are like in real life.
    .
    Kudos to Angelina Jolie for continuing to embrace people who are so easy to ignore. Her commitment is beyond admirable.

  • Beautiful people

    Bless you beautiful woman.

  • cheral

    First: Love Her So Much!!!!!

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    Second: Thank you Jared for two threads! Appreciate it.

    -
    Most importantly: Angelina Jolie is an amazing humanitarian, and a phenomenal human being. Beyond words. Her life is filled to the brim with purpose and meaning. It’s tremendously humbling to witness someone so committed to the global community. She’s is magnificent! Of course.

  • Melissa B

    @aw: How are WE responsible for what is happening there?

  • Melissa B

    You all complain about the Paps being there -DUH- she’s trying to bring attention to the cause. Nothing wrong w that. At least she’s doing SOMETHING.

  • Passing Poo

    Jolie has given another huge steaming stinking turt of a fauxmanitarian performance.

  • Hypocratia

    @How Convenient 4 Her:
    Yes! And this is totally in line of everything she does.
    Awful woman!
    I guess it´s time for the kid-parade sson too….Yikes!

  • SPONGEBOB :p

    ANGELINA …..you make time to do humanitarian work, making sure the world is aware of what’s going on with people who are suffering. You don’t really have to do this but instead of going to the nicest beach vacation you can have, you rather help and bring attention to issues for us to see. YOU ARE TRULY AN LIVING ANGEL…… You are so beautiful, golden heart, smart, loving mother and wife (to be), and of course financially well-off. What else can we ask for….We really admire you and some envy your beauty and your kind hearted pesonality.. We love you and will continue to support you…..GO ANGIE!!!!!!!! YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

  • Only Jolie

    No other celebrity would pull this kind of PR crap except Angelina Jolie. She is trying to manipulate the American peoples day of horror to benefit her own desperate PR addiction. Just when you think she can not go any deeper into the gutter she does. Once an addict always an addict!

  • anustin

    so much love,respect to my girl,anjie.bless you’re heart.be safe.

  • http://deleted JP Fan

    credit EmmaV from celebitchy for thes spot on posts
    “She’s donated a lot of money over the years to multiple causes and by campaigning on their behalf, bringing it to worldwide attention, she can shame governments and people into doing things.

    She’s helped refugees who were living in the worst possible conditions for 15 years get homes just after 2 years (and before you complain it’s us governmetn money, the US had some fault in the war/conflict)

    http://www.celebitchy.com/190417/angelina_jolie_helps_get_villa_angelina_apartments_for_bosnian_refugees/

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