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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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Credit: Dilek Mermer/AFP, JTanner/UNHCR; Photos: Getty
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  • Agatha

    I love her!

  • Lurker

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

  • Halie

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Beautiful lady with a heart of gold.

  • Love the JoliePitts

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

  • Sal

    Such a sweetheart. We love you Angelina <3

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Bless her heart.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Looks like the lady in blue is the translator.

  • Trinilady

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

    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.

  • Anna

    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

    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

    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.

  • sullivan

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

    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.

  • fyi12

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @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

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

    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

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

  • Love the JoliePitts

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

  • pup

    She is STUNNING!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

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

  • Dakota

    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

    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

  • Anna

    Vieja ridicula que se ponga a cuidar a sus hijos. DE que sirve tanta publicidad.

  • anustin

    annaconda,go back to ur hole.moron of all the moron.

  • busted

    Jared.. have to say thanks for being different from most Gossip sites. Yeah everyone loves the snark.. but I will say I as a fan appreciate that you are following this story and keeping it front and center on your site.

    BRAVO JARED AND STAFF.

  • Jones

    Those children are clearly responsible for putting a smile on her beautiful face. There is no denying Angie loves kids. Brad’s a lucky man, but he knows this already. :-)

  • megatit

    Another banal statement from a self-serving fauxmanitarian. Yes get in that Mercedes and go back to your five star. Keep smiling for the cameras hor.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @Anna:
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    Why aren’t you asking that question of all the film stars who are not only NOT there in the middle east helping to support these refugees right now in their time of need as Angelina is doing, but who have not even even lifted their voices in protest at the horrors of what these people are suffering and have not been moved to say they will donate anything.
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    And please don’t spew that false line of “they give silently.” What a big LIE!
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    These Syrian people are not suffering “Silently” these peoples’ pain is very visible and their cries can be heard when you are right there helping them as Angelina is in their midsts right now. Where are those stars who are just as wealthy as she is and even more wealthy than she and can make a difference in these people’s lives by making a generous donation.
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    And since you are so interested in how much money she has given to help these people and she has given much money as is well known by you because you are the kind who is on every thread talking about why she has to announce her donations when as you also know she does not announce her donations. The people who receive the gifts of money from her and Brad ANNOUNCE their donations, that is why you can always hear about HOW MUCH MONEY SHE HAS GIVEN. So stop playing dumb.
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    How much money have you given you hypocrite! Attacking a woman who is doing a lot of good.
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    You know so much about what these people need to survive yet you are not over there helping them. Instead you jump on line to criticize. God judge you you great big hypocrite. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • I am a bit shocked at how good she looks. UNHCR prob. told her she is no use to them if she doesn’t take care of herself first. For a time there Most people were questioning her health and feeling sorry for her instead of the refugees.

  • cesar

    Angie is a inspiration of hope for the world. It´s wonderful to see this beautiful and loving women giving her time, energies and money to the most desperate and unlucky people.

    Angie is a magnetic and charismatic incredible women, only Angie can capture the attention of all world with his presence for such complex problem.

    Angie is simple a beautiful Queen full of grace and charm. She is lovely and i love her.

  • Angelina’s job as ambassador and now special envoy is to raise her voice and offer a spotligh for refugees. She would be failing if she did her UNHCR work privately. She has a number of other charities that never get publicized but if you look it up you’ll find it. Kind, maddox Jolie foundation, lawyers in Haiti, and more those were just off the top of my head.

  • anustin

    shi.t in agony.i fully understand ur azz jealousy to my girl anjie.but, fck off! ingrate!

  • dawne

    Memo to Hollywood women: This is beauty.

  • megatit

    Hey how about dropping some bills hor? Oh you did? But you need the pics too right? Win-win hor.

  • cesar

    @Love the JoliePitts:

    the fans must Thanks to you “love JP” for your posts in the first page.

    Thanks to you the Haters and Jealous did not post any garbage like they used to do. you work fast and you kick the haters a.ss thanks

  • skeleton smile

    frightens children

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @sullivan:
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    “Angelina takes her responsibilities for UNHCR quite seriously. They’re lucky to have her.”
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    I agree.

  • Laughing at you

    @megatwat: is mad because Angie on her humanitarian goodwill tour has drummed up more publicity than Brad Pitt’s interviews and screenings. You think he moved his screening up a few days because he knew Angie would be the only Jolie-Pitt headline people care about? I do too.

    Angie looks this good because she hasn’t seen the succubus n weeks. He tried to tailcoat on her humanitarian tour but sources say she told him to stay behind and spend time with the little people he forgot. 6 kids. Sucks for megatwat her idol is not even a blip on the radar when Angie is front and center. Brad who? Wbhahaha

  • Jen

    Angie needs to pull her hair back tighter

  • Ssshhii_baby

    @Love the JoliePitts: i second that.

  • cheral

    @Love the JoliePitts:
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    Thank you for the posts on the first page! :) Wonderful.

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    Love Angelina! :)) Appreciate the posts documenting her UN trip to spread awareness for the plight of Syrian refugees. She is amazing!

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    Hi to all the fans:)

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @cesar:
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    Hi Cesar. Thank you and it is my pleasure. And always nice to see you are on board.
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    I want to thank all the beautiful JP fans for how swiftly they thumb down these stupid trolls. The two or three who try to bring their inane comments on to every thread posting under so many different names only to get thumbed down so swiftly.
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    Thanks to ALL the wonderful JoliePitt fans.

  • megatit

    Uh…no pissant, I’m laughing at you. Yeah I’m Heroina’s eunuch’s biggest fan. Bwaahaaaahaa!

  • Laughing at you

    Leaving before my scary stalker shows up. ****waves to sharon***.

    Bwhhaha

  • Bringing Awareness

    Yes, the refugees are there…… now over to Laimeys

  • Laughing at you

    @megatwat: Wow, that took a lot of thought. I suppose you’ve used up and recycled all of your other one liners too many times that saying youre lauging at me is supposed to be a full on z snap comeback. Full with a bwhahah and everything. Oh well. Everyday cant be your day.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @Ssshhii_baby:
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    Thank you Ssshhii_baby
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    @cheral:
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    Thank you Cheral.
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    I have to agree with all the fans. This woman is truly amazing! She is a “Force” for good and millions who have suffered the refugee experience love her and know her and the incredible thing is the majority of them don’t even know she is a movie “Star.” They know her and love her because her name is synonymous with “she who comes to help us.”
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    God bless her beautiful spirit and heart.

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