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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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  • We will Remember

    The only thing the American people care about today is 9/11. No one is ever going to remember anything this creature without a soul has done. But 9/11 will be remembered FOREVER! Unless you are these trolls that are so naive to think she really pulled this media stunt out of the goodness of her black heart!

  • http://deleted JP Fan
  • http://deleted JP Fan

    credit emma
    An alum from SOS becoming a lawyer funded by her to work for other homeless children:
    http://www.sos-usa.org/newsroom/press-releases/pages/sos-alumna-haiti-jolie-legal-fellow.aspx

  • Kirsten

    She is amazing. So passionate, intelligent and lovely. Also, she looks so healthy, beautiful and radiant here. She’s glowing. Love the Jolie-Pitts!

  • Dc

    Angelina has the biggest and most generous heart <3. She cares so, so much, it is very obvious. This world is a better place with her in it. As I have said before she is an inspiration to me and my young daughter. I am proud of her and I am poud to be a fan. Love ya Angelina! You are truly the best- and Brad too – two big hearts doing so much good.

  • http://deleted JP Fan

    “She’s done SO much more. UNHCR is the only ones that get publicized for what she does, but like you say some celebrities do hidden work, she does A LOT MORE hidden work than most celebriteis in additoin to her public charity work.

    She’s also donated money (she gave like $1000 gift cards) to soldiers at walter reed (and this was only publicized because a soldier’s wife took photos and posted it on her blog)

    http://www.celebitchy.com/59927/angelina_jolies_quiet_uso_trip_to_walter_reed_brangelina_moving_to_ny/

  • Lucy

    @Dc:

    Ya she has such a big heart that she shares her love by humping her bro. How romantic:)

  • anustin

    bahahaah…trollz in agony.urinated x struggling her words eh.while my girl anjie, so much goodness.

  • Mimi

    This is a very sad situation, but it would be really nice if Angelina would bring attention to Americans living in the U.S. who can’t feed their children and are homeless. We Americans MUST help our own citizens now! We cannot solve the world’s problems, nor shoud we! We must not spend anymore taxpayer money on helping other countries, while neglecting our people here at home!

  • asudem

    nomake up, but she looks great!!! super!!

  • Bad JJ

    Well, JJ has proven that he must control Jolie’s hits. He is now messing with the thumbs up/down so you cannot thumb her good comments down. At least we now know he admits to her being a phony. She is the lowest form of scum for trying to take away from that terrible day America suffered. Jolie is nobody and JJ has just proved it!

  • http://deleted JP Fan

    @Bad JJ:
    go scream at the ocean

  • Dc

    I have to say, even dress down, visiting a refugee camp, she is so beautiful. Ths is natural beauty, people. What makes it even better, she has beauty inside. Be safe, Angelina.

  • Country bitch

    @Mimi:
    Last time I checked Jolie is a private citizen and she do whatever the hell she wants with her money … She has always supported men and women is uniform …

  • vickifromtexas

    i am an american and i can care about and remember 9/11 as well as the plight of others in the world.
    it is very shortsighted to care only what happens in your backyard. we are all citizens of the world.
    i don’t know how anyone can be critical of what angelina is doing for refugees.

  • yo sista

    where is Beyoncé???? OH RIGHT HER PR 5 HUMANITARIAN SECONDS ARE OVER SINCE HER VIDEO FOR I WAS HERE IS OUT FOR SALES ITUNES

    WHO CARES ABOUT SYRIANS? RIGHT BEYONCE?

    GO ANGELINA!

  • Piper

    is it horrible for my first thought to be “she’s so gorgeous” in this post? anyway, happy to see she’s still as committed to her cause as ever.

  • JC

    You speak the truth Mimi. My God this woman has no shame. She picks a day like today to pretty much say “Americans could have it worse!” It is not our responsibility to feed and take care of the entire world. Our country fell apart 11 years ago and this piece of trash decides we should not remember our day. She trys to put the attention on Syria. A terrorist country. She has no soul and she is no doubt missing a sensitivity chip! She is heartless!

  • megatit

    Go hor! Go hor! I hope she remembered to pack her poverty shawl. Yes this is wonderful, another useless trip to a hopeless situation sponsored by the corrupt bureaucracy that is the UN. Oh wait it’s not entirely useless, it got her a little press. Too bad it will never erase her junkie past.
    Lmao at loons praising her for risking her life when she’s surrounded by a hundred flacks and summarily escorted back to her luxury hotel after an hour or two of fake empathy. Now if it really was as dangerous for her as loons like to imagine, what sane parent would do this if she had six little ones at home? It just goes to show you how deep her delusion and crazy is. Brad needs to put the pipe down and become a parent for once and finally admit his baby mama in a mental institution.

  • NAN

    Hehehe,Dolly thinking thoughts that JP fans id!ot like JenKukKuk’s fans huh ?
    Beyonce Not here,…Doggy yo sista and FO
    Poor FatF*ckers huh ? must B@rking for their living .

  • Beautiful people

    A beautiful woman with a beautiful heart…….. what more could Brad ask for.

  • Isis Lara

    She is such an “anomaly”. It definitely takes guts to go over there and look at the despair and horror in the refugees’ eyes. It sucks to be cynical because either way you look at it there is absolutely nothing wrong with how she handles her mission.

  • NAN

    Whamo gone megashite come,then tamshite on the way,
    3 in one = Dolly
    Someone is still banging her head on the wall and be Ca Ca & Barren !

  • Angelina Jolie

    Anorexic Idol

  • not a swifty

    how gorgeous is she! it’s almost unbelievable actually! And, it’s funny how people and some sections of media go on an on about maliging her image, but there she is, trying to do something that matters wayyyy more than their Deluded obsession with brangelina vs brad n jen, which was like decades ago!!! those people need to get a life of their own

  • thelookoflove1365

    It is easy to understand why Angie does not pay attention to the negative tabloid stories about her and her family. She’s traveled war torn countries, poor villages in remote places; she’s been in places where conditoned is almost in humane.
    .
    She’s been trying to shine lights to these places for a long time now, so people all over the world can see beyond their own living room, that there is another world out there not so hanky dory.
    .
    Angie is an inspiration to me personally. She is a well rounded and very enlightened individual. More power to you Angie. Be safe and God bless you always.

  • Yoki

    There she goes! Off to help save the world. More people who have money should be caring like her.

  • anon2

    Prayers and thinking of all those lost their lives or homes or country due to war or violence. Thanks Angelina for seeing through the worst and finding the best of humanity. As always, Angie sees the big picture and does her best to help and/or bring awareness to all. She does not deserve such evil hate from the petty X’s cheer-leading section or hired pr wannabes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY

  • lurker

    The people of Syria are grateful cute tweet

    @KareemLailah
    On behalf of syrian people (the men I know at least) I would like to thank you Angelina Jolie & offer you my heart as thanking gift #MarryMe

  • lurker

    angelina meets with kings and world leaders and fat tick meets with perverts like joe francis and terry,BF has pic of angie meeting jordan”s king

  • fyi12

    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of the victims & their families today, 11 years after 9/11.

    Thank you for all the links & videos of this exceptional person who cares so much. What an amazing woman—beautiful inside & out. Proud to be her fan, she really is inspirational!

    More pictures at link.

    Angelina Jolie: Visiting with Syrian Refugees in Jordan

    Posted Tuesday September 11, 2012 10:32 AM GMT

    Devoting her time to humanitarian efforts, Angelina Jolie spent some time at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan earlier today (September 11).

    The UN High Commission for Refugees Special Envoy and staff engaged with the displaced people, part of the 250,000 total who have fled Syria for Jordan.

    According to Jolie, there are over 85,000 registered refugees with an additional 36,000 awaiting processing, and that’s not counting the thousands who haven’t gotten into the system yet.

    Of the situation, Angelina told press, “I am very concerned, the world is very concerned. What is very heartbreaking is when Syrian people ask you why you think no one is able to find a solution for them.”

    “What they described on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific. When you meet so many innocent people and civilians, the people of Syria are asking who is on their side. ‘Who is going to help us as the months go on?’”
    Hollywood Gossip

    http://celebrity-gossip.net/angelina-jolie/photo/angelina-jolie-2393

  • Yoco

    Thanks to Angie and to every person who uses their celebrity to highlight issues that often go ignored.As. Angie has said the true heroes are the NGO workers in the field, in the trenches. They risk their lives 24/7 because they understand every person is of value.A child’s life in Africa, Asia,etc is just as valuable as a child’s life in America .About 5 years ago Angie told. DIane Sawyer “I don’t see borders”in response to a question regarding adoption.

  • first and last post

    re: 40 groundcontrol @ 09/11/2012 at 11:55 am
    “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.”

    Hi gc.
    nice to see you posting. Those who cannot, will not or are incapable of learning through education, experience or example are lost souls doomed to be angry with a cause to belch out and criticize even the most obvious good deed. The “will and desire” to be empathetic or be kind to others is blocked by the “me, me, me” …”I want attention now, I’m more important” syndrome…as I’ve noted before these are social maladroits who do not fit in and are detached emotionally toward any social responsibility to anyone other than the “me.” In their mindset, no one has it worse than them. Consequently nothing is “given away” by them, yet alone a compliment or understanding gesture without something they want, need, expect or demand in return so of course they would not understand AJ’s purity in her actions to do something for others out of the goodness in her heart. Subsequently because they do not recognize such goodness, they turn it around to its darkest element from their personalized POV, where everything is tainted, negative and has an ulterior motive because they have ulterior motives and are tainted negative individuals.

    Hi to vickifromTexas.

    lylian,
    I enjoy your economic and political analysis. Keep them coming…instead of complaining, those who do not like OT should learn to skip and realize one cannot control another person’s actions or inactions…control ones own actions…ignore and skip…if you cannot, it’s your failure and your responsibility and your fate to be perpetually annoyed by what you cannot control.

  • JenCaCa Fan

    #80 ,11/09/2012 at 1:37pm
    Jen makes Morons (Dogs) Greedy&Immoral
    She believed her Morons (Dogs) for 14+ years that’s why her Loves and Career were Failed.

  • Dakota

    Watching Angie talk about the situation, you can see in her eyes & hear in her voice how emotionally she cares about these people. Maybe some of the campaign dollars people are sending to our politicians for endless numbers of TV ads should go to actually helping people. Stopping TV contributions for just one day may help thousands of refugees.

  • Reads like Clicks and Whistles

    @JenCaCa Fan:

    Gobbledy gook says What???

  • fyi12

    From People

    http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20628718,00.html#21211884

    Angelina Jolie heads to the Middle East on Tuesday for a tour of Jordan’s Al Zaatri refugee camp, which hosts Syrians displaced by the country’s civil war, as part of her role as Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • lurker

    @fyi12:
    thanks people mag is a joke better late than never i guess

  • fyi12
  • Lynn

    Angelina has her heart in the right place, I think, but her celebrity is being used by the powers that be for propaganda.

  • JenCaCa Fan

    Jen’s Morons get Cracy everyday,when they see Angie with UNHCR during JenCaCa with her Gigigolo.

  • lurker

    Poor things they are the lowest of lows,complaining when they have never even helped in their own local communities,most of the hens need to locked up and the keys thrown away

  • anustin

    anjie and king abdulah and foriegn minister and guttierez.wow!!!! my girl is admirable.sweet.

  • lurker

    crdt BF

    witter

    The Revolting Syrian ‏@YallaIr7al
    Angelina Jolie has done more for #Syrian refugees than most world governments. She donated $800k today & $100k many months back in Turkey.

  • lurker

    @anustin: @anustin:
    She is amazing a true humanitarian

  • katrina

    she looks awful with the hair like that! seriously

  • The Real Deal

    It has to be a special kind of crazy, to be upset over a woman who is trying to help other people. Uhmm question to the nutters…..if you think she is trying to bring attention to herself and its making you soooo angwy, then why are YOU paying attention???

  • The Real Deal

    @katrina:

    Yeah, because thats what really matters….how her hair is styled. Not that people are starving, losing their home, 9 year old children are talking about seeing dead bodies being ripped apart…….nah, just zero in on what really matters, her hair. Wow. Let me guess? your one of those angwy ‘mericans.

  • GOLDEN-JEN vs. GAY-GANJA-GOAT

    @lurker:

    ‘they have never even helped in their own local communities’

    Lurker, you are a liar.
    And if Jen fans had their lives taken away forever as YOU want (that sounds like a mindless threat), would HagJolie’s concerned face speak for them too? You’d make a great despot!

    GO JENNIFER ANISTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fyi12

    These trolls are not ashamed of pointing out their stupidity just like their idol!

    I guess in their very shallow minds CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS are all hiring paparazzis instead of REPORTERS! How can we not mock their stupidity?

    This from CNN, video at link!

    Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

    CNN|Added on September 11, 2012
    CNN’s Sara Sidner reports from Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, where U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie met with Syrian refugees.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2012/09/11/exp-sidner-refugee-camp-jordan.cnn#/video/bestoftv/2012/09/11/exp-sidner-refugee-camp-jordan.cnn

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