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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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  • Passing Through

    # 436 PassingThrough @ 12/06/2012 at 2:40 pm
    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…

  • raspberry

    Jolie is truly beautiful

  • Teri

    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

  • dina

    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

  • Twins

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

  • Joe


    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…

  • Passing Through

    # 439 valis202 @ 12/06/2012 at 2:44 pm
    This comment is for the troll passing as Passing Through not the original poster.
    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.

  • Cesar

    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

  • http://dlookingo rachel

    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

    From UNHCR site.

    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

    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

  • Rose

    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

    Rotflmao! What on earth happened on the first Page?
    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?!!

  • Dc

    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!

  • Yoki

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

  • Cesar

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

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


    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

  • anch

    Why cant Angelina act more fake,just like Maniston.

  • Rose

    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!

  • valis202


    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.

  • Sol

    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 ….

  • Cassi

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

  • valis202

    @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.

  • karma

    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?
    she is very busy traveling

    wedding, the joke of the year

  • can someone point me in rt 1d

    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

    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!!!!!!

  • Mimi

    Hey Angie, we’ve got needy Americans too in case you forgot. You know America, that place where you were born!

  • Joe

    Please! How is she helping? Seriously, going there with a camera crew for the UN is NOT HELPING.


    I pity any of you that look to Angie to educate you on the problems of the world!!

  • a fan

    I see in some photos of Angie’s visiting refugees, some kids are still wearing sandals in this cold weather. It is really sad to see this. I am thankful that Angie brings hope to them.

  • valis202

    @told ya so:

    If Jennifer Aniston, withered away and disappeared tomorrow, Angelina Jolie would still be the biggest star on the planet.

    It’s Aniston, the bland, superficial mediocrity who needs the JPs to be relevant in any way, shape or form.

  • Cesar

    it´s really disgusting to see “ONE”, just one-loser posting her hate in the first page, running like a dog, using different names and stalking fans just to fill the 1º page with HATE.

    this sad-jealous-idiot must be proud to be the first ignorant to be closed and send to the box-dog by the fans.

    the sad-idiot is waiting in the shadows for Angie news to be the first.

    i believed this sad-jealous-hater belong to a small group of 3/4 idiots that are doing this just because they are insane and don´t know better.

    why normal and sane persons will attack someone who have done so much and keep doing for many people in this world?

    what Angie and Brad have done so incredible bad to deserve this insane-absurd-hate? nothing ….

    the haters can bark all day and watch the Jolie-Pitt walk without stop. Angie and Brad rule the world.

    Angie and Brad are too good and don´t care about this idiots they just think about there life, there family and helping changing this world for better.

  • Tina

    HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THIS WOMAN!!?!? She sets the standards when it comes to hollywood charity!! When it comes down to it, she talks the talk, and walks the walks…That’s Angelina Jolie for ya, people, since 2001.

  • a lurker

    crdt Brangelinaforum
    According to UNHCR,
    Angie and Brad made a donation to refugees

    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.

  • Rose

    @valis202: #40, Joe/Josephine is a creep. She’s here everyday monitoring this thread 24/7. Her only joy in life is to critized the fans and pretend she is so educated, yet she’s on a thread of people he hates. With all Josephine’s pretend education, one would believe she would spend her time as a college professor giving back to society instead of stalking Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt and their fans. Brad and Angelina owns her as$. I hope Brad and Angie marries soon so I can watch the trolls screaming at the ocean and losing their minds, I guess they lost that already.

  • theresa

    wow, the psychotic jealous idiots are at it again. the reality is that Angelina Jolie travels in social circles these people will never be welcome in. that’s because Angelina is not only extremely talented, she is also a gracious, elegant, and a compassionate loving woman who actually cares about the welfare of her fellow human beings; no matter where they might live. all attributes our jealous trolls seriously lack.

  • Joe

    @a fan:

    So, did she bring them shoes? Warm clothes? No, the only thing she brought was a camera crew…. Pffftt!

  • groundcontrol

    Jared and Chris, time to clean up this thread of all the xenophobia and ignorance from trolls.
    Anyone who doesn’t get or who doesn’t want to get how her involvement helps the cause are beyond help. Her work long ago became much more involved than “visiting.” In any event, these “mere visits” do a lot of good both for awareness and fundraising and also significantly for the relations between the UN and the host country.
    Most of these trolls are involved in the lower echelons of the work force and obsessed with gossip. Their opinions are hardly reflective of those whose opinions matter in these affairs.
    Once gain Kudos to Angelina Jolie for continuing in her admirable work on behalf of those “refugees on the unarmed road of flight.”

  • Rose

    @Mimi: Angie is not the only person you can ask for help. Why don’t you ask Jennifer Aniston to adopt from America. Ask her what’s taking so long to help all the people who needs help. There are millions of millionaires who you should be asking to help all the Americans who needs help. Angle/Brad are not the savior of America.

  • Cher

    Wow! She is truly gorgeous and really only where it counts.

  • thelookoflove1365
    At least this journalist got it right.
    Kudos to angie for never ending quest to better the lives of refugees.

  • Tina

    Why are people on here asking Angelina for US help?? She’s a actress…go ask the man you voted for, Obama!!

  • Jaye

    Carrying over from last thread

    Rose @ 12/06/2012 at 3:19 pm

    @Jaye: Hi Jaye, how are you? Hillary Clinton said she may do a home decorating show for HGTV. She is serious with her decorating ambitions, and you are serious with your writing. I hope to read your book one day.

    I will be right there watching if she did a show. I love to know what her design esthetic is. I’m loving Property Brothers and Elbow Room. That Chip Wade is 10x the designer that John Gidding is IMO, besides being an awesome contractor. As for David Bromstad, I hate to say it, but I haven’t watched him in a long time. He is just to modern for me and predictable.
    As for reading my story, uh, I hope you’re prepared for the s.exual language, it’s pretty direct. Gee, I made myself blush lol.

  • Cesar

    if you sad-jealous-haters don´t like Angie and what she represent why you came here?

    If you like to know about house, hair color, dresses, gossip, and all the other trash that you talk with your sad-friends this is not your place.

    Angie is not a gossip girl, she is not a Hollywood girl, she do not care about party’s or TV Shows or other trivial rich subject or even American idiotic and ignorant kind of life.

    Angie is a citizen of the World she care about the people of the world.

    That´s why she is loved by the rest of the world. Angie is the true World example of a World citizen.

  • thelookoflove1365

    For a report this week on Britain’s Channel 4 about rape in Syria, actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie spoke out to Cathy Newman about the efforts to aid refugees. So what were the headlines after the interview? USA Today reports that “Angelina Jolie planning to quit acting.” E! says, “Angelina Jolie… Plans to Give Up Acting.” Access Hollywood asks, “Angelina Jolie To Retire When Her Kids Become Teenagers?” And the Christian Science Monitor says, “Angelina Jolie home with the kids? She’s talking about retiring from acting once her brood hits their teen years because of ‘too much to manage’ at home.” If this were the comprehension portion of the SAT, the mainstream entertainment media would have just bombed out mightily.

    It was during the final minute of the interview that Jolie, who happened to be sitting next to Foreign Secretary William Hague, responded to the question of whether she ever thinks her humanitarian work is more rewarding than her acting. “I think I’m going to have to give up acting as the kids hit the teenage years anyway, because there’s going to be too much to manage at home,” she said, adding, “If it went away tomorrow, I’d be very happy to just be home with my children.” And that was totally the most significant part of the whole piece. Not William Hague calling the situation in Syria “one of the worst things happening in the world today.”

    Sure, Jolie is a huge, Oscar-winning star, and her career decisions are entertainment news. But this isn’t quite the same thing as when her partner Brad Pitt last year said he was giving his acting career “three years” more because “I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together” during an interview that was not about mass rape as a weapon of war.

    Similarly, Jolie’s acknowledgment that the obligations of parenthood don’t end when a kid is toilet trained – a sentiment that became part of the national conversation earlier this year when Anne-Marie Slaughter famously railed about “having it all” — would, in the context of a different discussion, have been a legitimate a jumping off point for another public discourse of work and motherhood. I would like to point out however that, gosh, it’d sure be nice if a woman’s choices about how to raise her family didn’t always seem to come with a big fat wave of A-HA! She can’t hack it! By all means, let’s focus on making sure women everywhere are reminded that, as the CS Monitor tells us, Jolie and Pitt “can hire whatever help they want. Nannies, housekeepers, tutors, LEGO experts, whatever. But still, parenthood changes things.” Thanks, helpy helpertons!

    It’d be even nicer if the takeaway from an 11-minute segment about bringing aid to women who’ve been sexually assaulted could be something other than the big news that Angelina Jolie says she’d be happy staying home with her kids. I swear to God, I can’t imagine how emotionally deficient a journalist would have to be to watch a story about harrowing sexual violence and boil it down to a headline about who’s quitting acting.

    And so, because it seems to have been missed in all the busy chatter about how the movie star is “managing” motherhood, let me tell you what else Jolie told Channel 4. She said, “These years in the filed, I continued to meet victims of sexual violence who had seen no justice, and had felt isolated and abused, and abuse upon abuse because they’d been ignored … How dare we not do something?… How can we live in a world where people are abused in such fashion? Where young girls and boys are being raped so violently?” Not a sexy, headline making statement. Definitely not one that affects whether there’s a sequel to “Salt.” But if you’re talking about a woman who’s trying to raise awareness of women who’ve been ignored, it’s the one message to not ignore.

  • HAHA

    Jennifer Aniston needs to do some charity like Angelina Jolie. Not just read some lines for a St Judes commercial , flip her hair, and call it a day. Actions speak louder than words, bimbo!

  • Rose

    @Jaye: I believe HC really is into HGTV shows. In her next life she will be a designer :-),
    I’m prepared for sexual language, lol. Now I’m really ready to read your book :-).

  • karma

    Where is Poppa? he’s preparing the wedding

  • ///


    Finally, an article that makes sense. Thanks for posting.

  • Can someone point me in rt 1d


    Excuse me, do you have a link to the full length video? i am not interested in the childrearing stuff.

  • geez

    Why are Maniston hens are so stupid?

  • thelookoflove1365

    Angie is helping the refugees and you are here hating on a woman trying to bring awareness to the problems. We can see who’s the winner and it is not you, troll.
    And quit pretending you knew about Syria. Pffft. You’re here 24/7/365 days. Your world revolves around the JPS. Your obssession with them is not healthy, becuase you hate them.
    JPs fans have lives outside this blog/site, hence, we’re not here 24/7/365. You, OTOH, lives here. You are the resident troll.