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Angelina Jolie Meets With Kurdistan Regional Prime Minister

Angelina Jolie Meets With Kurdistan Regional Prime Minister

Angelina Jolie shares a laugh with the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government Nechirvan Barzani during the next leg of her solidarity tour for the UNHCR on Sunday (September 16) in Arbil, Iraq.

That same day, the 37-year-old actress traveled to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, which lies southeast of Dohuk City. Angie is currently in Iraq to speak with Iraqi leaders about refugees who fled violence in Syria.

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The day before, Angie met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zebari, who presented her with a special gift

Also pictured: Angelina Jolie visiting Iraq’s Kurdistan region after her flight was canceled from Baghdad as a result of bad weather. She met with Kurdish officials at Erbil airport, and then met with refugees at a Syrian camp in Dohuk province of Kurdistan.

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  • elle

    wow, even I am impressed ! She is certainly brave.

  • Duh

    Wow, she is doing more work than those so called politicians. Bravo!

  • tish

    Angie you are one brave lady . We love you!

  • LaCroix

    Angie is a great example for actresses to use their celebrity for a great cause. I wish more actors were like her!

  • tish

    Beauty and brains with a heart of gold.

  • pup

    Truly inspirational!

  • LaCroix

    Angie is a great example of actresses using their celebrity for meaningful causes. I wish there were more like her.

  • tish

    ITA. If only other celbs put half the effort into the humanitian work like Angie does . And it wouldn’t hurt them with their millions .
    I’d love to se that happen.

  • tish

    An inspiration, mentor with beauty to boot.

  • tish

    Angie is truly Amazing!

    Angelina Jolie shares a laugh with the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government Nechirvan Barzani during the next leg of her solidarity tour for the UNHCR on Sunday (September 16) in Arbil, Iraq.

    That same day, the 37-year-old actress traveled to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, which lies southeast of Dohuk City. Angie is currently in Iraq to speak with Iraqi leaders about refugees who fled violence in Syria

  • Lilly

    Angelina changed so much in the last years. I think having children make magic with people. Now the years is passing by is she’s looking more beautiful. Good heart and happiness is the key.

  • tish

    16 September 2012 – 18H51

    Jolie in Iraq urges open borders for Syria refugees

    US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan regional government, in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie is surrounded by security during her visit to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, 20kms southeast of Dohuk city, in northern Iraq. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    A man holds a poster of US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie during her visit to the Domiz Syrian refugee camp, 20kms southeast of Dohuk city, in northern Iraq. Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region. – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Sunday called for Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.

    “The most important thing is cooperation from the countries on the (Syrian) border… and to make sure these borders in all countries stay open,” said Jolie, a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) special envoy.

    “I’ve been of course very encouraged to be here and hear the government speak of continuing this wonderful, life-saving open border policy,” she told reporters at the Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk province.

    “I know how gracious the Kurdish government and the Kurdish region people have been to the Syrian refugees.”

    The three-province region hosts the majority of the Syrian refugees in Iraq.

    According to the UNHCR Syria Regional Refugee Response website, there are 25,508 registered Syrian refugees in Iraq, of which 16,833 are in Dohuk province.

    Another 10,914 Syrian refugees are awaiting registration, putting the total at more than 36,000.

    The UNHCR has said more than 250,000 Syrian refugees have been registered in neighbouring countries.

    The total number of Syrians who have fled the bloody civil war between supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad is even greater.

    “With the continuation of the bloodshed in Syria, we have to all be prepared for a greater influx (of refugees), and I’m so happy to hear that the government is continuing to commit to these people,” said Jolie.

    The actress, who has been on a tour of countries bordering Syria, arrived in a white UN helicopter, then travelled to the camp by pickup truck.

    She stepped out of the vehicle near the camp, waving to the whistling, cheering crowd of Syrian refugees that greeted her.

    “I have been to the four borders of Syria, and this is the first camp I have been to where they are already preparing for winterisation, and also where there are ID cards, giving freedom of movement, which is an extraordinary thing,” Jolie said.

    A statement on UNHCR’s website said she had met Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Displacement and Migration Minister Dendar Najman in Baghdad, and also met Kurdistan officials including the region’s premier, Nechirvan Barzani.

    “Combined with the new influx of Syrian refugees and the sudden return of over 30,000 of their own citizens, the complexity of the situation and the challenges for this country just emerging from conflict cannot be overstated,” the statement quoted Jolie as saying.

  • tish

    http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-jolie-iraq-urges-open-borders-syria-refugees

    Pic here.(above).

    Bless you Angie you have once again made us proud.

  • busted

    @Jp:

    she probably got a good look at you. Sometime we mirror what we see.

    YOU are an ugly idiot.

  • Anne

    Ok, she can be just an actress. But she’s not hanging out in Hollywood with her boyfriend, or partying every single day with her friends or even doing something useless like writing and holding up signs in NYC. She really helping people with actiong, going to war places and trying to be a good peaceful person. I dare say I admire her. As a person she’s brillant. Reminds Gandhi or Mother Teresa of Calcuta, in a good way. Both of them brings peace and love. It what changes the hearts and the world.

  • cheral

    Thank you Jared for the posts highlighting Angie’s UN trip. Posts on entertainment blogs reach more people than news sites and programs (unfortunately)! So, the daily posts are appreciated along with other sites :))
    _
    Angie is incredibly courageous to travel to dangerous locations especially due to recent tragic events. I applaud her dedication to all refugees worldwide. An amazing, phenomenal human being! :))

  • bdj

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/jolie-iraq-urges-open-borders-syria-refugees-155129996.html

    “I have been to the four borders of Syria, and this is the first camp I have been to where they are already preparing for winterisation, and also where there are ID cards, giving freedom of movement, which is an extraordinary thing,” Jolie said.

    A statement on UNHCR’s website said she had met Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Displacement and Migration Minister Dendar Najman in Baghdad, and also met Kurdistan officials including the region’s premier, Nechirvan Barzani.

    “Combined with the new influx of Syrian refugees and the sudden return of over 30,000 of their own citizens, the complexity of the situation and the challenges for this country just emerging from conflict cannot be overstated,” the statement quoted Jolie as saying.

  • bdj

    The tag team frick and frack nutty troll should give it up. She is fooling no one. Go worship hair nutty troll.

  • Alice

    Angie and Brad are living a meaningful purpose life, you don’t see them at some fashion shows or night clubs, they would rather spending time with their kids or on the causes they are passionate about.

  • tish

    LMAo the two trolls can’t candle Angies polarizing figure, beauty or presence of her pic..poor babies..

  • WICKED WENCH

    Look, whatever you think of her private morality (Pitt), you have to give her credit for her political activity and generosity. Angie and Brad contribute more of their income to charity than any other celebrities in Hollywood. In fact, even the conservatives who begrudge her the Pitt scandal concede that she is a staple of noble action when it comes to helping those in need.
    It doesn’t matter whether she is “only an actress”. That’s the point: no one is too high or too low to spend time offering a helping hand.

  • rachel

    so many superificial assholes. Angelina is a true hollywood star.

  • anustin

    be safe,anjie.bless u.

  • tish

    Everybody loves Angie and Brad but Angie happens to be doing her year 10 of trips to countries in need. She was doing this before she met Brad and has always told the world how passionate she is about it.

    And has certainly proved to the world how true that statement is..

    Go Angie!! You are one special lady who deserves a gold medal.

  • anustin

    thank you,jared.u rock dude.

  • bdj

    http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/archive/2012/09/16/elle-fanning-on-channelling-alexa-chungs-school-girl-chic-at-topshop-unique–exc.htm

    Elle Fanning On Channelling Alexa Chung’s School Girl Chic At Topshop Unique: EXCLUSIVE

    This apparent Brit-over may have something to do with Elle spending the past three months in London filming Maleficient. ‘It’s become my second home because I’ve been here for so long,’ she says. ‘You have great vintage shops here.’

    Indeed we do. And who better to enjoy our fair city with than her Maleficient co-star Ms Angelina Jolie? ‘Just watching her work is incredible and she’s so sweet to everyone. It’s also nice to see her as a mom because the kids come on set. There’s no one better to play that part.’

  • bdj

    UN Refugee Agency ‏@Refugees

    Many of the officials Angelina Jolie met in #Iraq were former #refugees. “We know how it feels” one said http://rfg.ee/dKjX8 #Syria

  • who

    Thanks QQQQ and bdj for all your great finds today.

  • plez

    So great that a large crowd greeted Angelina so nicely.

  • awwwww

    Angie is amazing, what a great job she did as UN special envoy. I hope Syrian refugees get proper help until the day they can go back to their country which is probably going to be a long time since international community is clueless on how to stop Syrian war. And same time more international conflicts broke out all over the world.
    Angie must be really exhausted and she must be really missing her man and her children. She is probably is at home hugging them as I type. God bless jolie pitt family, they are really the best.

  • tish

    Angie is beautiful inside and out . We have been saying that forevah. Brad is Angie’s man and she loves him to pieces. Angie has n/p telling the world how much her hunky man means to her.

    Angie and Brad are madly in love and for those who don’t like it that’s your problem.

    Lots of loving going on at the JP home today/night.

    Angie’s work with the UN is very important to her and the whole world loves her for it discounting a few idiots nobody gives two shites about.

    I mean really get serious would you rather talk about Trickster and Heidi’s Bivens little boytoy..Blahhhh so boring. She bought him now let her make the excuses later as to why it didn’t work out.

    Angie and Brad going on 8 yrs of being in love talking about more babies and being GrandParents one day.

    Angie and Brad humanitarians , actors (A-List) writers, producers, directors, owning their own production Co= Plan B and the list goes on.

    Thank God for fate.. Angie and Brad were made to be Hollywoods FINEST.

    Ticky and dancing boytoy are a freaken joke. The world sees that now.

    Go Angie and yes pls have a safe trip home .

  • Ivana

    She’s wonderful and intelligent. You can see it in her eyes.

  • dawne

    You go, girl. What a standard to set for women….all women including her peer network in the biz. Holding up a sign…….what is that about? GMAFB. Again, anything Angie does she does excellently. I am so sad her mother didn’t get to see what her daughter has become…..she did such a good job she deserved to see it unfold. Her physical beauty is at a peak. She needs no adornment……….just a big heart and smile.

  • Jubilee

    Great woman with a big heart. She is very impressive with her tireless work with the UNHCR. More power to Angelina Jolie with her humanitarian, professional and personal endeavors. God will always be with you AJ!!!!????????

  • dawne

    I’d pay, trolls, to see Aniston with almost no makeup, hair pulled ballerina style off her face and having to give speechs to the interational media. I would pay good money and if anyone has the ability to take the face of Ticky and add the pulled back hair and drape her in a mumu……hell, it would be priceless. She’d look so fug it would be shocking and to hear her stumble over the answer to a complex political question…..that would be the bomb.

    Even though she is HW’s biggest fameho next to KK, Khate Gosselin and Paris Hilton, even she wouldn’t attempt it. She’s on the internet looking at Angie with a bottle of vodka and a straw screaming at her butler for more diet pills and hollering at her assistant to book another plastic appointment. But she’s a multi-tasker cause at the same time she is texting JusJeggings in NYC and begging him to do another photo shoot with her.

  • tish

    LMAO Whoooo the jealousy gets hotter.:)

    Ya can’t change the world for loving Angelina Jolie , it ain’t going to happen.

    Angie doesn’t even pay an agent to shut everyone up b/c she doesn’t have to .

    truth never changes only lies do . Angie has always been honest with a take it or leave it attitude . Hey the whole wrold is taking Angie surrounding her with love for her generosity, kind heart, honesty .

    The only joke that’s been mentioned on this thread is the conniving Lying sneaky hairball Ticky and her boughten pretend writer or i mean Heidi Bives use to be problem .hahaha Not even worth looking at a picture of those two whacko as the few trolls have proven.

    Angie and Brad Stunning Gorgeous intelligent ..Love conquers All.

  • ZEEZEE

    Amazing humanitarian. A real angel for the refugees. Very dedicated with her work as special envor for the UNHCR. She’s really bringing a lots of focus to the plight of the displaced refugees. Kudos to Angelona for all her work with the UNHCR.

  • Luvee

    I have super admiration for Angelina. She has a very good heart.

  • neer

    Angelina Jolie is one of a kind. Her kindness is just inspiring. She doesn’t have to do this BUT she chooses to. It gives her inner happiness to be able to help in her own way.
    .
    To be honest, I have little knowledge about refugees & as such BUT through her, I get informed what’s happening about these less fortunate people who are just victims of war.
    .
    It is really commendable to whatever kindness she is extending to strangers such as her current effort to go & visit Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq & Turkey to thank every government in welcoming & helping the Syrian refugees as well as to show the world that there is truly a need for the international community to give aid to these people.
    .
    It is impossible for everyone to like AJ as one simply cannot please everybody BUT it is impossible NOT to see the goodness of this person. Hate her all you want BUT not her kind gesture. She is simply giving a VOICE to the refugees.

  • tish

    @dawne:
    # 62 dawne..

    LMFAO I loved your post. I know it wasn’t all funny but some (alot) of it had me cracking up. The more serious info you hit the nail right on the head..perfect shots..

    I love when the truth comes out in a brief post..

  • Rose

    I love it, troll is losing her mind. If you can’t take the beauty of Angie, you better leave this thread. Troll, stop torturing yourself. Angelina owns your you knows what :-), get off Brad and Angelina ‘s thread fool.

  • tish

    @neer:
    # 66
    Neer, Great post, i really liked this part b/c only an idiot woudn’t grasp the meaning and it says so much.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    It is impossible for everyone to like AJ as one simply cannot please everybody BUT it is impossible NOT to see the goodness of this person. Hate her all you want BUT not her kind gesture. She is simply giving a VOICE to the refugees.

  • anustin

    aaahhhh…trollz in hiatus!!!

  • http://com Susan

    Well Jared must be back at the controls, don’t know the last year/month, Jared was so up to date on the J-Ps.
    Not complaining, now if he could find a way to get rid of the vermin, oh well, will have to keep using the red thumb.

  • Dd

    Haters will always be haters. But definitely for sure that they dislike Angie because she a millionth times outshines their little munchkin aniston.

  • anustin

    neer,email.

  • dawne

    there is no face like Angelina’s…..perfect eyebrows, eyes, lips, nose and bone structure. But it is not this combo of perfection that gives her the unique look, a lot of women have rather perfect features but her’s is a one of a kind. What is astonishing is that most women with a gift like that would have literally spent their life banking it on every level….but her vanity is almost non existent……this is really what sets her beauty apart. She is so much more and doesn’t use her face as a gateway to a life of shallow self absorption. So when you see a Ticky spend her entire life making bad movies and workng on her face and body the rest of the time…….you just have to shake your head that she would have any defenders.

  • dawne

    there is no face like Angelina’s…..perfect eyebrows, eyes, lips, nose and bone structure. But it is not this combo of perfection that gives her the unique look, a lot of women have rather perfect features but her’s is a one of a kind. What is astonishing is that most women with a gift like that would have literally spent their life banking it on every level….but her vanity is almost non existent……this is really what sets her beauty apart. She is so much more and doesn’t use her face as a gateway to a life of shallow self absorption. So when you see a Ticky spend her entire life making bad movies and workng on her face and body the rest of the time…….you just have to shake your head that she would have any defenders.

  • cheral

    @dawne:
    _
    Loved your post!!! Totally agree :))

  • neer

    Weng, I replied

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