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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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  1. 76
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    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.

  2. 77
    Yoki Says:

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

  3. 78
    anon2 Says:

    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.

  4. 79
    lurker Says:

    The people of Syria are grateful cute tweet

    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

  5. 80
    lurker Says:

    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

  6. 81
    fyi12 Says:

    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

  7. 82
    Yoco Says:

    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.

  8. 83
    first and last post Says:

    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.

    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.

  9. 84
    JenCaCa Fan Says:

    #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.

  10. 85
    Dakota Says:

    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.

  11. 86
    Reads like Clicks and Whistles Says:

    @JenCaCa Fan:

    Gobbledy gook says What???

  12. 87
    fyi12 Says:

    From People,,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.

  13. 88
    lurker Says:

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

  14. 89
    fyi12 Says:

    video at link.

  15. 90
    Lynn Says:

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

  16. 91
    JenCaCa Fan Says:

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

  17. 92
    lurker Says:

    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

  18. 93
    anustin Says:

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

  19. 94
    lurker Says:

    crdt BF


    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.

  20. 95
    lurker Says:

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

  21. 96
    katrina Says:

    she looks awful with the hair like that! seriously

  22. 97
    The Real Deal Says:

    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???

  23. 98
    The Real Deal Says:


    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.

  24. 99


    ‘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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 100
    fyi12 Says:

    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.

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