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Angelina Jolie: Zaatari Refugee Camp Visit

Angelina Jolie: Zaatari Refugee Camp Visit

Angelina Jolie holds hands with a little girl during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp on Thursday (December 6) in Mafraw, Jordan.

This is the 37-year-old actress’ second trip to the region in three months to meet with the civilians that are being targeted.

“What I saw last night is a dramatic example of the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have been uprooted by the fighting and are in a desperate search for safety,” Angelina said to the UNHCR. “Civilians inside the country are being targeted. Many of those trying to flee are exposed to extreme danger right up to the border itself. I appeal to all sides in the conflict to do all they can to ensure the safe passage of these innocent civilians.”

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# 1
Passing Through @ 12/06/2012 at 3:11 pm

# 436 PassingThrough @ 12/06/2012 at 2:40 pm
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ROTFLMAO. Poor, pathetic stalker. Guess she got worried when I hadn’t posted yet today so she had to steal my name and pretend like everyone here is as stoopid as she is. I have my own personal Robert Ford. She not only wants to BE me but she wants to be LIKE ME. The only problem for her is that I’m not Jesse James and I won’t be the one to end up with a bullet in my back…

# 2
raspberry @ 12/06/2012 at 3:14 pm

Jolie is truly beautiful

# 3

wow, can tell me how I can look more like her
minimal make-up/ no make up yet gorgeous
even on the inside, shes doing more than the government
btw Rose she has the camera on her because shes trying to bring attention to the problems, so many ppl here either don’t knw or care about the problems there, they don’t understand the seriousness of it

# 4

Good morning to all BAMPZSKV fans. I Hope everyone is haveing a good day. Hello to one and all.

Angie is still doing good. Peace

# 5

We have many mothers, this lady comes and gives us gifts and she goes again travel

# 6

@Teri:

If you know nothing about the problems in Syria, then I suggest you turn on the news, read a newspaper, ANY newspaper and educate yourself!!

Angelina Jolie is certainly not the person to shed any light on the subject…

# 7
Passing Through @ 12/06/2012 at 3:22 pm

# 439 valis202 @ 12/06/2012 at 2:44 pm
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@valis202:
This comment is for the troll passing as Passing Through not the original poster.
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Thanks. I figured that out. My stalker has raised the bar on her patheticness. I haven’t been here since about this time YESTERDAY so she was getting the DTs and pissing herself wondering where I was. I’d feel flattered…except…EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Cooties, crabs, lice and a frontal lobe lobotomy are NOT high on my Christmas wish list. Now that she knows I’m fine maybe she’ll take her hand out of her pants and put the carpal tunnel wrist brace back on. All the other nutjobs in the computer room would certainly apprciate it if she stopped diddling herself in public and take it back to her padded room.

# 8

Angie you are a amazing in your tireless to help the World and the people in need.

thank you , i love you and all the things you have done

keep save , beautiful angel , Queen Angie

# 9

Gorgoeus woman with a big heart. hey dbags she spent all her time with her family maybe you jealous hater dont a family and live a life of misery

from the other thread @ 12/06/2012 at 3:26 pm

From UNHCR site.

http://www.unhcr.org/50c0e27f9.html

Angelina Jolie travels to Syria-Jordan border as refugee influx continues

News Stories, 6 December 2012
© UNHCR/J.Tanner

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with refugees at the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan. Angelina Jolie continued to express solidarity with Syrian refugees and paid tribute to the Jordanian government and people for their strong commitment to refugee protection.

AMMAN, Jordan, December 6 (UNHCR) – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has travelled to the Jordan-Syria border overnight on Wednesday-Thursday to meet frightened and exhausted Syrian refugees who had just completed the perilous crossing to safety in Jordan.

“What I saw last night is a dramatic example of the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have been uprooted by the fighting and are in a desperate search for safety,” Jolie said Thursday on her second mission to the region in three months.

“Civilians inside the country are being targeted. Many of those trying to flee are exposed to extreme danger right up to the border itself. I appeal to all sides in the conflict to do all they can to ensure the safe passage of these innocent civilians.”

Nearly half a million Syrians fleeing intensified fighting have been registered in neighbouring countries since the conflict began. Hundreds of thousands more are unregistered, but are expected to come forward for help in the next few months as their resources become depleted.

Since Jolie’s last visit in September, the number of registered refugees in the region has increased by more than 200,000 and in Jordan alone by nearly 50,000. The sprawling Za’atri refugee camp north of Amman has doubled in size.

Upon arrival in Amman on Wednesday night, Jolie travelled immediately to the border, about an hour’s drive north of the capital. In a briefing with border officers, she praised Jordan for welcoming Syrian refugees despite serious social and economic strains.

“The incredible compassion shown to these traumatized refugee families by the Jordanian border guards tonight was extremely moving,” she said, noting that the troops were on duty along the tense frontier 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Jordan has welcomed the refugees even though it has placed a huge burden on the country. The international community needs to show more solidarity and to support Jordan and the other countries in the region who continue to keep their borders open.”

The Special Envoy spoke with several refugees who had just fled across the border in total darkness to two remote border reception stations overlooking a broad plain straddling the frontier. The distant thud of artillery could be heard north of the border, where the lights of Syrian towns were visible. In all, 328 refugees arrived in Jordan during the night. Around the region, some 2,000 refugees flee to neighbouring countries daily.

“We had a beautiful, hospitable country,” one refugee told Jolie. “We always helped one another. Now, there’s nothing left and we can’t even help each other.”

Medical staff at the border post said at least six of those who arrived overnight had to be hospitalized, some with bullet wounds. Jolie was stunned by one medic’s account of a wounded child who had lost his leg. “It was extremely upsetting to hear the story of an eight-year-old boy who upon arrival in Jordan explained to doctors that he had asked his family to carry his severed leg along on the journey in hopes that it could be reattached,” she said.

“I’m sickened by how long and how bloody this conflict has become, devastating a nation and the lives of millions of innocent civilians, and threatening to destabilize the entire region. I call on the international community to do everything possible to find a solution to this tragedy and support the struggling humanitarian operations both inside Syria and in Jordan and the other surrounding countries.”

On Thursday, Jolie visited Za’atri refugee camp, where those who arrive nightly at Jordan’s remote border crossings with Syria are transferred. UNHCR and its partners are in a race against time to prepare the camp and its more than 30,000 residents for winter, along with hundreds of thousands of other refugees throughout the region.

Among the refugees she visited in the camp was a family of eight she had met the night before at the border, shortly after they had crossed from Syria. They had already been provided with a tent and an aid package of household items ranging from warm blankets to kitchen utensils. Although their tent is not designed for winter weather – that will come later – they were nevertheless thankful for the help they had received on their first day in the camp.

“We’re very grateful for what we’ve received, and even more grateful to finally be in a safe place,” the head of family said. “Now we’re eager to find out about schools for the children.”

from the other thread @ 12/06/2012 at 3:27 pm

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The Special Envoy viewed a number of the winter projects under way in the camp, where overnight temperatures are dropping to freezing. Tents are being reinforced and better insulated to protect against the weather, including the addition of “porches” where gas heaters are being placed. Some 30,000 high thermal blankets are being distributed, along with winter clothing.

A storm drainage system is being built and a layer of crushed rock spread throughout the camp to channel water away from shelters and prevent mud and standing water. In addition, more than 1,300 prefabricated shelters have been erected and another 1,300 should be in place within three weeks.

“Winter is already here and UNHCR and its partners still lack 50 per cent of the funds needed to get everyone through the next few difficult months,” Jolie said.

“Despite all the good work being done so far, it’s clear here on the ground that all the resources are now stretched to the limit. This is going to be a very tough few months. Winter can be harsh here, even dangerous for refugees who may already be weakened by their ordeal. Many have been brutalized in unimaginable ways. They deserve all the support we can give them.”

Angelina Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, made a donation of US$50,000 Thursday afternoon for the purchase family tents for refugees. Later Thursday, Jolie was scheduled to conclude her mission with meetings with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh..

Thanks FYI12

These trolls are pitiful. They sits in their stiinky, dark basement in their dirty depends waiting for a new thread to pounce. What sad lives they live to spend their entire entire lives hateing. Brad and Angie are living a fabulous life are trolls are here having a break with reality.

African Girl @ 12/06/2012 at 3:33 pm

Rotflmao! What on earth happened on the first Page?
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After all these years, it still shocks me how crazy the hens are…seriously, who in their right mind has something negative to say about AJ visiting a refugee camp?!! You know what. …forget saying, how can anyone find something negative in it in the first place?!!

There is so much turmoil, fighting, women/ children being killed and raped and there’s Angelina helping, caring bring light to what’s going on and all you people can do is write hateful comments about her. YOU people with your hateful comments are the losers.

Angelina thank you for all the wonderful work you have done over the years. You are a true inspiration. Your mom would so proud of you!

Love ya Anglina!

There she is, saving the world. I love her!

who , again , i was able to post …. it is incredible …. i´m surprise …

i was AGAIN put in “MODERATION” for many, many days….

WHAT´S HAPPEN WITH JUST JARED ???? WHY I´M BANNED FROM TIME TO TIME ?? I DON´T GET IT?? WHY ?????’

for days that i tried to post but i was sent to “moderation” all the time.

i start to become tired of JJ site. it´s impossible to be banned without any reason . by the contrary the HATERS CAN assault this Jolie-Pitt thread and spread and spit her hate with disgusting words.

it is not fair. i came here every day just to thumb down the haters. They can´t win this “war-of-hate” against Angie and Brad.

Angie need to be defend cause she his a true angel in this unjust world.

Angie help the most fragile and the most terrified people in our time.

Angie needs support not discrimination and unjust and stupid hate

Why cant Angelina act more fake,just like Maniston.

Why is it trolls are having such a meltdown today? Did anyone hear the wedding is this weekend? That’s the only reason why trolls should be losing their SH.t right now. They, the trolls, must have heard something the fans are not aware of. Trolls hate JustJen, they refuses to visit her thread, trolls park their butt here because Brad And Angie are people who should be looked up to. So trolls read and weep, angle is helping children and SS is partying with Demi M. See the difference trolls? Your hen is a loser!

@Joe:

Hey Joe, what are you doing to help the situation in Syria. If your only constructive answer to the situation is to criticize somebody who cares enough to try and help the innocents who are suffering the most from this horrendous conflict why don’t you STFU.

Wow. Some hater has A LOT of time on their hands. On a positive note, AJ’s doing her job. Before reading this post, did you know about the refugee camp in Zaatari? Bet not. And to someone who wants AJ to take care of Americans, well here’s my answer to you: the USA is one of the richest countries in the world. Shouldn’t this country have enough resources to take care of their own? Unlike the poorest countries ….

Angie and Brad continue helps others, they just donate money to Jordan refugees.

@She is full of sh!t:

Well if you feel that way, then why the hell are you on a thread that is about Angelina Jolie.

Can you trolls even try to get even a smidgen of self awareness.

Rose @ 12/06/2012 at 3:45 pm

Why is it trolls are having such a meltdown today? Did anyone hear the wedding is this weekend?
ahahaahhaahahahhhahahahhahhahahaahahahhahahahahahaahahahaahahahahahahaha
she is very busy traveling

wedding, the joke of the year

can someone point me in rt 1d @ 12/06/2012 at 3:55 pm

i am looking for the 20 min video where aj said she would be quitting acting at some point down the road. i read on these threads that the bulk of the interview was about her work with the un. i would like to learn more about that. i looked on youtube and can’t find it. and the original link that was provided won’t play on my computer. is that the only one?
does the un have a channel with the interview possibly?

told ya so @ 12/06/2012 at 3:55 pm

As usual Rose is the first one to bring Jens name into Jolie’s thread. I told ya Jolie cannot survive without Jen. If Jen’s name is not brought into the mix, nothing Jolie does in worthwhile. POUNCE B!TCH!!!!!!

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