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Angelina Jolie Meets Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

Angelina Jolie Meets Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

Angelina Jolie flashes her radiant smile while meeting with Syrian refugee children on the third leg of her solidarity tour for the UNHCR on Thursday (September 13) in Eastern Turkey.

The 37-year-old actress also met with refugees at the Oncupinar camp, the largest camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey, located in the city of Kilis.

“Syrians have a history of welcoming people in need,” Angelina said. “Now it is their hour of need and I am grateful to Turkey, and all the neighboring countries for their extraordinary generosity.”

Make sure to check out photos from the first and second legs of Angelina‘s tour.

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# 1

I love her!

# 2

Thanks Jared for the new thread. Angie is amazing, get home safe to your loved ones.

# 3

She is such a sweet caring person. I have a lot of respect for her.

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Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 7:57 pm

Beautiful lady with a heart of gold.

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Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 7:57 pm

We thank God for you, Angelina we need more women like you in this world

# 6

Such a sweetheart. We love you Angelina <3

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Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 7:58 pm

Bless her heart.

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Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 7:58 pm

Looks like the lady in blue is the translator.

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Trinilady @ 09/13/2012 at 7:59 pm

A true angel, inspiration and role model for all. God Bless her and her family.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 7:59 pm

Thank you Jared for these several days of beautiful, heartwarming Pictures of Angelina doing what she does so well. No wonder Brad is so proud of her.

I would be more interested in knowing what’s the amount of her donation to the refugee camps. They need money to survive, not to see a film star.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:01 pm

This is why she has so many fans around the world. Her hands and heart are there to help those who are hurting.
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We pray for all the refugees, that they may find a place to call home until they can return to their homeland.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:02 pm

In so many of the pictures I see Shiloh in Angelina’s face. What a beautiful woman she is. She is the perfect lady to complement her husband, Brad.

Angelina takes her responsibilities for UNHCR quite seriously. They’re lucky to have her.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:05 pm

I hope peace will come to the middle east soon. So many are hurting an dying in wars that are not of their own making.
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I pray God’s peace cover the entire area and bring a swift solution to all the disagreements and a healing to the land of all the people in the middle east.
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We must learn to live together in peace. Children are dying in this war. They are seeing things no child should ever have to see. I pray for a speedy resolution to all the conflicts, and that Syria will be at peace again.

An amazing & inspirational woman! She really is beautiful inside & out!

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:08 pm

@sullivan:
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I agree. I hope some other actors and actresses will follow Angelina’s example and begin to give any time they might have to help in this way.
I commend George Clooney for stepping up and doing what he can. Every one lending a helping hand can make a great big difference to how many people can be spared the horrors of war and homelessness.
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I thank grateful to all the people who reach out in whatever way they can.

vickifromtexas @ 09/13/2012 at 8:09 pm

angelina’s care and compassion show in her lovely countenance.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:10 pm

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey
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CBS/AP) ISTANBUL – Angelina Jolie met with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Thursday to draw attention to the plight of the hundreds of thousands who have fled their nation’s civil war.

Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency, said the refugees had told her they were grateful to Turkey for its help. “And they are very, very emotional and very deeply saddened by the situation in Syria and very concerned about their families and their friends in their country,” the actress added.

Pictures: Angelina Jolie in the Mideast
Angelina Jolie in Jordan to visit Syrian refugees

The Oscar winner’s trip comes as Turkey grows increasingly concerned that the number of registered Syrian refugees on its soil – about 80,000 – is becoming difficult to manage.

Turkey has also been frustrated in attempts to persuade the international community to help set up safe havens for Syrian civilians inside Syria.

Jolie and Antonio Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, met privately with refugees at two camps near the Syrian border. Jolie’s two-day itinerary in Turkey was also to include a stop in Ankara, the capital, for talks with officials including President Abdullah Gul.

Earlier this week, Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the 18-month-long conflict in neighboring Syria. Guterres said the sheer number of refugees is taking a toll on Jordan’s economy and resources. The Hollywood star also met with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

The U.N. refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops a quarter-million – and could be far higher. Activists estimate some 23,000 people have been killed in the bloodshed in Syria since March 2011.

Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition in its fight against President Bashar Assad’s regime, has maintained an “open door” policy for Syrians fleeing the violence. Turkey has spent more than $300 million on the refugee crisis and is building three new camps, raising the total number of camps to 14.

The UNHCR promoted Jolie from serving as a goodwill ambassador to special envoy in April because of her work for the agency. The actress also met with Syrian refugees in Turkey last June, and paid a two-day visit to Libya in October.

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:12 pm

@fyi12:
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Isn’t tht the truth! Amazing, inspiring. No wonder Brad calls her a “Force!”

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:12 pm

And how she can manage to look so beautiful is a joy to see. Her heart is in her work.

She is STUNNING!!

Love the JoliePitts @ 09/13/2012 at 8:19 pm

Very nice video by the BBC of Angelina in Turkey
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19589354

Angie is the most compassionate & generous of time & monies. She is so committed to this region & I believe loved by many there. Stay safe Angie.

Ssshhii_baby @ 09/13/2012 at 8:21 pm

waving hi to all the Jolie-Pitt fans from around the world. she truly is an amazing person. with the biggest heart and beautiful soul. no wonder she is so blessed in her life. thank you for all that you are doing! will say a prayer for your safety

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