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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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KILIS, Turkey, September 13 (UNHCR)

– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and his Special Envoy Angelina Jolie reiterated the urgent need to help countries hosting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees after visiting two of 12 well-organized camps located near Turkey’s border with Syria.
During their trip, Guterres and Jolie thanked Turkey for keeping its borders open for anyone seeking asylum; for adopting a system of temporary protection; and providing assurance that no Syrian would be forcibly returned. They also praised the role of the Turkish Red Crescent in providing aid to the refugees.
More than 80,000 refugees, mainly women and children, are staying in these camps and the government is planning four more by the end of this month to house a further 36,000. In addition, up to 60,000 people are thought to be staying with relatives or renting rooms and apartments in urban areas.
“Our gates are open to all Syrians,” said Suleyman Tapsiz, governor of the border province of Kilis. “Now our biggest district is the camp,” he revealed.
High Commissioner Guterres called on other countries to do more to help Turkey. “It is time for the international community to understand that with the high numbers crossing borders, they can’t do it alone,” said Guterres, who made similar appeals earlier this week while visiting the two other main host countries, Jordan and Lebanon, with Special Envoy Jolie.
“Syrians have a history of welcoming people in need,” added Jolie. “Now it is their hour of need and I am grateful to Turkey and all the neighboring countries for their extraordinary generosity.” More than 250,000 Syrians have to date registered or applied to register as refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, but the real number of those who have fled the fighting could be much higher.
At the Kilis camp, 12,000 refugees reside in converted freight containers, providing some semblance of home. Governor Tapsiz said a further 4,000 were living in the town of Kilis and receiving aid.
The Turkish government is identifying the most vulnerable refugees in all areas and providing them with aid as well as moving people from inadequate shelters to camps. Some 6,000 refugees live in hangars while waiting entry to Turkey at the Kilis border crossing. They will likely be moved to the new camps.
Turkey has also been providing vital medical care for refugees, including those with war injuries. Since the crisis began last year, Turkish doctors have performed surgery on 1,600 refugees in Kilis, many of them conflict-related. “In our hospitals, you can see wounded babies, people who lost their arms,” Tapsiz said, while urging greater international help to maintain a high level of support.
During her visit to Kilis camp, Jolie talked to several families, all of whom had lost relatives. One woman told the actress that a whole family was killed in her town when their home was bombed. “We don’t care about our houses,” the woman told her. “We care about the blood of the people.” Another woman told Jolie about the sole survivor of another family – a baby found cradled in her dead mother’s arms.
Education was a recurrent theme during the visit and Guterres and Jolie toured a new primary school with walls covered with children’s artwork. But some families expressed concern about the future for their children. “There is no way to advance as a refugee,” one Syrian said. “Life stops. Even though we are alive, life has ended.”
Later on Thursday, Guterres and Jolie visited the Islahiye refugee camp in Gaziantep province. The recently established camp houses some 10,000 Syrians in tents. Under the sweltering heat, refugees voiced fears for family members back home and said they were concerned about the coming winter.
One woman told Jolie her son was risking death by staying in their village near Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, to protect their home from looters. Another woman, a teacher and mother of seven, spoke of her husband, a former police officer who lost his hands in an explosion and could no longer work. She was one of 400 qualified teachers on a waiting list to teach at the camp school.
Meanwhile, Guterres also expressed concern about the welfare of displaced civilians in Syria. “I am a strong believer in improving the humanitarian assistance inside Syria,” the High Commissioner told Governor Tapsiz. “More pressure is needed to make sure humanitarian assistance inside Syria is strongly upgraded.”
Since the start of the crisis, 115,000 Syrians have arrived at the camps in Turkey, but 35,000 have since returned voluntarily. In April, Turkey asked the international community to contribute to the response effort.
By Melissa Fleming in Kilis, Turkey

http://www.unhcr.org/5051ef1c9.html

ISTANBUL — Angelina Jolie visited 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.

The trip by Jolie, UNHCR’s special envoy, and the agency’s chief, Antonio Guterres, came amid concern in Turkey 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.

Angelina Jolie and Guterres drove through the gates of the Kilis camp near the Syrian border. Her meetings with refugees were closed to the media. Her 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, Angleina Jolie and Guterres visited Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is also sheltering those who have fled the 18-month conflict in neighboring Syria. Guterres said the sheer numbers are taking a toll on Jordan’s economy and resources.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.

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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/angelina-jolie-turkey-syrian-refugeees_n_1880281.html

The Associated Press

ISTANBUL — Angelina Jolie visited 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.

The trip by Jolie, UNHCR’s special envoy, and the agency’s chief, Antonio Guterres, came amid concern in Turkey 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 Guterres drove through the gates of the Kilis camp near the Syrian border. Her meetings with refugees were closed to the media.

Her 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 conflict in neighboring Syria. Guterres said the sheer numbers are taking a toll on Jordan’s economy and resources.

The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops a quarter-million – and could be far higher.
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.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/angelina-jolie-visits-syrian-refugees-in-turkey-in-role-as-unhcr-envoy-1.954012#ixzz26MIxlkwo

Angelina Jolie talks Syria crisis with Lebanese president
Source: WENN

Angelina Jolie met with the president of Lebanon on Wednesday (12Sep12) to discuss the challenges of providing shelter for refugees who have fled violence in war-torn Syria.

The actress, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N.), is currently in the Middle East to draw attention to the plight of the families who have escaped Syria during 18 months of bloody fighting between rebels and government forces.

After a stop in Jordan on Tuesday (11Sep12), she visited Lebanon to hold talks with top officials including President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati about the 67,000 registered refugees in the country.

Jolie also toured the Bar Elias School, where the U.N. provides psychological support for refugee children, and headed to the Bekaa Valley to meet some of the survivors living with host families near the Lebanon-Syria border.

She says, “I was moved to meet Syrian families in homes where they are welcomed and protected.”

Pitt to make IBM and Holocaust film
(UKPA) – 4 hours ago
Brad Pitt is said to be “developing” a film based on Edwin Black’s book, IBM And The Holocaust.
The Hollywood superstar is set to produce through his Plan B production company, and possibly star, in the drama, reported Vulture.
Marcus Hinchey has written the script, and a director has not been named.
Edwin’s book, published in 2001 and a New York Times best-seller, examines IBM’s then-chief executive Thomas Watson, claiming that he formed a “strategic alliance” with Nazi Germany, and used punch cards to help the Germans quickly identify the Jews.
Brad, who attended a special screening of his new crime thriller Killing Them Softly in London, has been busy filming Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor, which also stars Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and real-life couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
The actor, who has six children with fiancee Angelina Jolie, said he is not too bothered about making films his children can watch now.
“I’m actually more interested in the films that they’re going to enjoy when they’re adults,” he said.

Copyright © 2012 The Press Association. All rights reserved.

Brad Pitt: Born again book nerd?

WordandFilm.com-

The past two days have been bookended by news from the front of Brad Pitt’s literary land-grab. Yesterday the Weinstein Company announced it had shifted the release date of “Killing Them Softly,” an adaptation of George V. Higgins’ Cogan’s Trade starring and produced by Pitt, to an Oscar-optimizing November 30; Today word got out that Pitt has been quietly developing an adaptation of IBM and the Holocaust, Edwin Black’s bestselling investigation into the computer conglom’s role assisting the Nazis to target Jews.

Perhaps literary evangelism is the most apt analogy for Pitt’s zeal for using his box office muscle to move challenging literary prizewinners from the rarefied microbrew-and-kale-salad haunts of the McSweeneys generation to anyone within reach of a multiplex or the cable remote.

Over the past decade, Pitt has undergone a self-generated conversion from matinee idol to serious-minded producer-actor and hardcore bibliophile, whose taste for ambitious, thought-provoking book-based material could give Scott Rudin — the Godfather of page-to-screen prestige pictures — a run for his money.

The transformation began ten years ago, when Pitt devised Plan B, the production company he launched with producer Dede Gardner and his then-wife, Jennifer Aniston (not long for the partnership).

Though Pitt has only appeared in a handful of Plan-B produced films – “Troy,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” and “The Tree of Life – the actor seemed to take the company title as a kind of mid-career mandate to abstain from the soulless star-vehicles studios had been spoon feeding him ever since “Thelma and Louise” made him a heartthrob. In the years since he started Plan B, “Spy Games” and “The Mexican” have been replaced by “Tree of Life” and “Moneyball.”

Even though the latter was not a Plan B production, there is an argument to be made that the high quality standards Pitt has applied to his producing projects has made him more discriminating about his acting choices. Skeptical?

Here’s Pitt’s 2013 on-screen lineup: An heroic turn in the big screen version of Max Brooks’ ground-breaking epistolary genre novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War; a supporting role in subversive British director Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave,” based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a man born free in New York and kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-emancipation south; and, perhaps most interestingly, he’ll play a lawyer sucked into the narcotics netherworld in “The Counselor,” novelist Cormac McCarthy’s first original screenplay.

And least Pitt be accused of cherry-picking the best roles, Plan B’s slate of projects in various stages of development reads like a mash-up of year-end literary “Ten Best” lists from the past decade.

With nearly thirty choice projects stockpiled, Plan B might be well advised to splinter off into Plans C-Z to give the most worthy of those scripts a true shot at getting made. But given our druthers, we’d waste no time fast-tracking the following five projects into production.
Fortress of Solitude — Jonathan Lethem’s elegiac origin story of a Brooklyn boy who seeks solace in comics.
Beautiful Boy – David Sheff’s memoir of his son’s descent into the grip of crystal meth addiction.
The Tiger – John Valliant’s true tale of the feline predator who terrorized a remote Russian village.
The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman’s workplace screwball comedy set in the Rome bureau of an English-language newspaper.
The Odyssey – The original epic journey, one step removed from Homer-esque

In re: to Samantha’s comment, if that is how you view the great contributions and impact to millions of people and children that Angie HAS helped and IS still helping, I’m sad for you for the reasons I have stated in earlier comment. I just hope you would find time to reflect and ask yourself these questions:

How would I feel if I was one of the refugees and someone helped me?
Have I done anything to help others?
Do I want people to judge me for my past mistakes (or what they perceive to be my past)instead of the present good that I do for others?

UN Special Envoy Jolie Holds Meeting with UN Officials in Ankara

Friday, 14 September 2012

Actress and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Ankara’s Swissotel on Thursday and held a meeting with representatives of various UN organizations and representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Turkey.

Jolie shared her impressions in camps of Syrians staying in Jordan and Lebanon with the UN staff members in Ankara.

Angelina Jolie was in Kilis and Gaziantep provinces earlier in the day and she visited the camps of Syrians staying in Turkey.

Hollywood celebrities hates Angie cause she walks the walk! Angie shines over them.

Hollywood star 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.

The trip by Jolie, who is a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, 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 UN 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.

Jolie 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 said.

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 neighbouring Syria. Guterres said the sheer number of refugees is taking a toll on Jordan’s economy and resources.
The UN 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 what it calls an “open door” policy for Syrians fleeing the violence. Turkey has spent more than $300 million (Dh1,101 million) on the refugee crisis and is building three new camps, raising the total number of camps to 14.
Several thousand Syrians have been stranded on the Syrian side of the border this month, barred from entering Turkey while they await transfer to the new camps.

Credit Gulf News 14/09/12

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I liked the photos wanted to share

@Phool
Get a life pls o.O

@Dd: Where did you get Hollywood celebrities hate Angie from?
I don’t think that Angie feels she shines over anyone.
She is just doing the best she can, being a Mom, partner and charitable.

@Huuhaa: Good morning fans and good morning Phool. Thanks for all your hard work bringing links for the fans.
@huuhaa, if you are not interested in Phool links, just skip or go to a thread. This is not the only thread on JJ.
@Susan, good morning, thanks for replying to Dd misinformation saying HW celebrities hate Angie. That statement is from someone who gets her info from the tabloids. Most of HW loves Brad and Angie. Everyone who has met them have nothing but good things to say about them. Jennifer Lawrence said “we should be paying taxes to them,” they are
royalty.

Happy Friday everyone!! So happy to be a fan of Angelina, she’s amazing.

@Bitt killing his career slowly: You have been here saying the same thing for awhile. “I hope the refugees can feed her”. Angie can always gain weight, but ugly goes to the bone. You will always be ugly, so keep stuffing your face.

Back to Miraval @ 09/14/2012 at 6:57 am

Boohooing all done.

please,dont come back.i am having fun with my kids and cameron diaz

Green Checks = Truth JPFans @ 09/14/2012 at 7:08 am

I love this lady not just for her great films but for all she does for ppl in dire need.

Bless Angie she is my inspiration.

Brad Pitt knew what he was doing when he fell madly in love with her . What a lovely couple of great A Lists actors.

Congratulations Angie for all your help to the syrian ppl. They will never forget just like all the other countries you have supported
for the past 10 yrs.

tish

I could use a few good ‘fugees at my estate to rub my boney feet.

Brad and Angie – Trend setters! Cant remember when chinnifer rubbed shoulders with World (heavyweights)Leaders?

Chinniston only keen on rubbing herself from one toy boy to another? Go Angie your are my dream girl. Nothing repeat nothing would have stopped Brad from running in to an Angel’s arms.

@ Troll @09/14/12 at 7.10am

Feeling proud of yourself after that narcissist regurgitating rant now go and F===k off to manistons thread god know she needs your support.

Good morning my dear Rose How are you? Or should I say how’s the tooth ? You know what today I had made my mind up when I came on to the site I don’t want to see a Troll with their vile posts first thing in the morning.
Therefore I apologies before hand some links might have been repeated but you know what any thing to show how much effort Angelina is putting into this Trip cannot be praised enough or should I say posted again and again.
Tickys hags can’t even force her self to go on her threat, so as she is here lets educate her the meaning of life & humanity respecting people in need. ( which I know is a tall order but hey why give up)

@ name changing Troll Back to Miraval @ 09/14/2012 at 6:57 am

I guess you like your Maniston Idol “I dont do charity ”
(which she said on record) , with an idol like that what else can be expected by a troll like you. Aiming high in life arnt you with your non-stop trolling.

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