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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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  • congrats, ur a tool

    @tamsin:

    calling people names,,like u just did with passing through and that shii poster?
    this is bullying.

    how do u know so much about proxy servers? i don’t even know what one is lol

    ur a liar, aswell as a homophob AND a bigot,,classic 40 plus white women with no partner and a crappy life.

  • congrats, ur a tool

    @tamsin:

    why do u always cry about ur tons of red thumbs down?
    don’t u like it? :)

    who cares if it’s one person over-riding the system, that’s awesome lol

    who knows, it might even be me eh? lving my life here just to thumb u down #paranoid #theyareafterme lol

  • bdj

    http://www.ibtimes.com/angelina-jolie-ban-ki-moon-visit-zaatri-syrian-refugee-camp-jordan-927541?utm_campaign=IBTimes+News&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Angelina Jolie, Ban Ki-Moon Visit Za’atri Syrian Refugee Camp In Jordan

    BY Maya Shwayder | December 07 2012

    The region has experienced an influx of 200,000 more refugees flooding across the border since Jolie’s last visit in September. Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt recently donated $50,000 to Jordan to buy more tents for the refugees,

    “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 told the press on Thursday.” 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.”

    Jolie arrived in Amman Wednesday night and after traveling to the border and meeting with Jordanian officials, praised Jordan for its “incredible compassion”

    “Jordan has welcomed the refugees even though it has placed a huge burden on the country,” she said. “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 UNHCR estimates that half a million Syrian refugees have fled Syria since fighting began in March 2011, and hundreds of thousands more are unregistered. The number of registered refugees alone doubled between September and November, bringing the total number to over 200,000, already exceeding the UNHCR’s expectations for the year. They estimate by the end 2012, more than 750,000 people will have fled Syria

    While visiting Za’atri, Jolie met with a few families who had just crossed the border. Several who had crossed overnight had to be hospitalized for bullet wounds. One wounded child lost his leg.

    Of special concern now is the Za’atri’s camp winter preparedness levels. Temperatures are now droppping below freezing at night. UNHCR said that gas heaters are being provided, tents are being reinforced with insulation, and thermal blankets and winter clothing are being handed out, but the constant flow of new arrivals means UNCHR is already struggling to keep up.

    “Winter is already here and UNHCR and its partners still lack 50 percent 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.”

    Jolie also previously visited a Syrian refugee camp in the Hatay province in southern Turkey in June, 2011.

    Jolie was appointed a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador in 2001, and in 2012 UNHCR High Commission António Guterres appointed her as a UNHCR Special Envoy, focusing on large-scale crises and mass population displacement.

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived at Za’atri on Friday, and visited camps in Turkey, where his spokesman said he also met with the Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    A spokesperson for Ban in New York said that the Secretary General was “shocked, humbled, and deeply moved by the stories families shared with him.” Ban also made an appeal for more funds for humanitarian assistance, noting that Syrian Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan is only 50 percent funded.

  • congrats, ur a tool

    @tamsin:

    may i ask how old are you?

  • congrats, ur a tool

    @tamsin:

    and u wonder why u are single?
    have u ever even had a boyfriend?

    i respect u might be disabled or have mental problems, in that case, it exlains alot.

  • bdj

    Richard Kelly Richard Kelly ‏@JRichardKelly

    KILLING THEM SOFTLY is terrific. 2008 financial meltdown experienced as hallucinatory crime drama. Lensing and sound design top notch.

    B ‏@iLady_B

    Just watched Brad Pitt’s latest movie ‘Killing Them Softly’ honestly I’m still intrigued, good movie, amazing directing, great acting

  • bdj

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  • anustin

    hello miss bdj.thanks the news and link.

  • groundcontrol

    Chris & Jared, ROTFLAMO!!!
    .
    Are you good or what? : D

  • groundcontrol

    I meant – ROTFLMAO!!! But you get the drift ;)

  • carry

    stop with manny she can have 1000000000000000 rumors which is to be to the exact almost you got nothing got to do with that. Let her be. you just withdraw your attention. Just stick with JPs may be interesting news…. can you jsut do that?

  • Rose

    @groundcontrol: Hi GC, it’s so good to see that piece of S..t off the thread. Why can’t JJ keep this low life off his site? Anyway, I must say thanks JJ for cleaning up this thread.

  • anustin

    the lone sad trollniston got ax from whining…..

  • anustin

    bless brad’s baby momma’s heart.keep her safe.

  • Interesting

    David Fincher on Fight Club (1999) –”We opened at the Venice film festival, and I think to say they hated it would be an understatement. They called for our hides and we split town. We thought it was funny. I’m always surprised at how seriously people take movies. It always surprises me what people get their bowels in an uproar about. It’s a movie. It was interesting to me, the critics who felt they had a moral obligation to ‘the broader audience’ to warn them. But it didn’t surprise me that some people didn’t think it was funny. It didn’t surprise me that some people thought it was morbid. It surprised me, the people who went out of their way to save other people from this experience. I thought that was kind of silly. It’s a cult movie – it’s just that it’s a big cult. Here’s a tricky thing: if you spend $15m, it’s not even a pimple on the ass of that kind of multinational media conglomerate. But if you spend $67m, they gotta release your movie. That’s a big number, they can’t write it down. I happen to know that the movie’s in the black, but there’s receipts and there’s worth. They are two different things. Because there are movies that make money and there are movies that are worth money, and sometimes the movies that are worth money make money later on. I honestly believe Fight Club is a title 20th Century Fox knows is going to make money for them in perpetuity.”

  • Agree with ya

    @Karih:

    You are so right. On JJ, AJ threads are positive and anything negative is thumbed down. So much for free speech. For any website to practice this, JJ is making big, big bucks for doing it.

  • Agree with ya

    One other thing, this broad has had as much plastic done to her as JA had done. All you have to do is pull up AJ pics before she decided to get in front of a camera.

  • troll meltdown

    Angie does yet another amazing thing and the trolls are in pain. Nasty old manny plants & denies YET ANOTHER fake pregnancy story and troll are in pain. Same story for eight years.

  • fatal

    Go Angie-you are truly beautiful in every way-and what is this no one would read about Angie unless the Hag was mentioned-really??!! Anustain’s only claw into the A-list is still from riding Brad and Angie’s coattails in the tabloids-besides Angie’s on her second trip here in 3 month and “poor Jen” won’t even visit her dying mother only minutes away-but she invites Brad’s homophobic mom to a Hollywood wedding??/ half the people on their guest list are are gay-sooo-to spite her own mother and Brad she invites a woman whose presence will offend half of her other guests?? now that’s spite, revenge and stupidity all wrapped up in one-hope Justin has fun spending her money

  • lauren

    Is the poster congrats ur a tool that carry poster.. funny how we see a new name pop up

    tasmin is a nutcase. you would think he or she had a relationship with Angie and she dumped it. Because no male I have ever met spends that much time spamming and talking crap about a woman they don’t like It is just not done. Just very very weird.

  • busted

    Wait so Jennifer and her rep denied a pregnancy rumor. WHY? I thought she didn’t read the tabloids. Why in the world is she denying something that is printed in a tabloid all the time. And she had to know wearing that coat the way she did would cause speculation. And her fans are still waiting..
    Tampon needs to wonder why Jennifer’s movie has been pushed back to August. or October or ON Demand. LOL

  • vickifromtexas

    j.a. face looked bloated in the photos on jared’s first page and she looks very haggard.

  • Go Figure!

    Ticky is using her scarf to hide her new jowls. Her face does look bloated and puffy.

  • bizzy bee

    #107 annon Thanks for the link with an article summing up Brad’s career so far on the last thread. That particular critic said it all, no one can ever put him in a box. That link is bookmark worthy for all Brad fans.

    10 – 20 years from now, Brad will be remembered as a man who did it his way. They wanted to make him a sitcom star, he said no. They wanted him to be just a pretty face, he refused.

    Let’s just say, I anticipate the Kennedy Center tribute to Brad Pitt.

  • carry

    Again? why do you people care so much if she deny pregant or whatever? she has her own reason she deny things for. She is 43 and she more likely is old ( genes vary) She doesn’t want this to be said… or it could be her usual plant and deny….
    She and the nose-bald more likely won’t make it imo. Regardless, you people shouldn’t care. Everytime she show up , everytime she does something YOU CARE SO MUCH. the style is costing JPs. get it. for god sakes…… remember she can do whatever she want that WORKS for her. You do what WORK for JPS shut up.

  • carry

    Do what is costing…. You limp people …….. what kind of mind is this

  • carry

    What actually funn is jared put a story last month and two week or a week old picture to deny the same 1million time said thing….. I bet huvesy ordered this.That is what is a laughing matter I just read what he wrote whatever that is not our concern or nothing…… manny talk is costing bring negativity to JPs. cease mannnnnnny of any thing.

  • vickifromtexas

    bizzy bee @ 12/07/2012 at 10:45 pm
    ——————————————————
    i agree with you. he could have just relied on his looks but he hasn’t. his body of work is diverse with great range and as you said he has done things his way.

  • bizzy bee

    Carry, no one will care if Hagiston gets pregnant anyway because we already know what the kid will look like: http://www.scaryminds.com/reviews/2010/media/childsplay.jpg

  • vickifromtexas

    carry, i don’t know you and i don’t want to be insulting. you have to see that you are getting nowhere telling people what they can and cannot post here, just let it go already.

  • twitter

    Damon Lindelof ‏@DamonLindelof
    MONEYBALL is a ridiculously fantastic movie.

  • Wonderbust

    waving to all fans..been super busy this week so havent had time to post..lol reading the comments I have to ask, has Jared finally deleted and possibly banned tampax bwhahaha, if so anytime the idiot posts via proxy please report and flag so it can be deleted. I wonder what the obsessed stalker will do with its life if it can’t post on JJ

  • Carry is right

    @carry:

    You are the only respectable JP fan in the whole thread who refuses to be part of the boundary-free hatred that goes on in this thread. Kudos to you for telling it like it is.

  • Lost Rules!

    I saw Damon’s tweet & re-tweeted it, too! He’s so right- Moneyball is a ridiculously fantastic movie!!

  • 123

    The race for the Oscars has begun.
    Liar!
    Liar!
    Liar!

  • http://bestlaptopsunder500hub.com Dave

    i dont care what others say about jolie but I see her at these charity events more than any other superstar

  • yolly

    @just me: ITA with you.

  • yolly

    @Dave: True, her & Brad.
    They are such a good example to others.

  • yolly

    Waving to Neleh,Lara,Senior,Vicki,Anoble,Cee,Shar ,Kimmy,lyric & all on board tonight. God bless us all. God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.

  • carry SUCK PENIC

    carry:
    shut up and dind a man to suck his peniis

  • http://! hag

    that FUGLY FEMALES site is a skeleton of what it used to be. come on now…. those freaks had to hook maniston into their brad and angie hate thread because they knew a thread about manny alone would die immediately. FF is dying. the freaks are abandoning ship and trying to invade blogs that have moved on.

    jen hags live on their tabloid bibles…. star, intouch,us weakly and the like.
    just look,see and read manny’s interviews, she is inarticulate and immature for a middle-aged woman.

  • neer

    OT

    .
    I think the wedding rings are already done and possibly made by their trusted friend/jeweler Robert Procop who also made AJ’s “a-year-designed-by-Brad” engagement ring. And the public will only get to see them through pics only after their wedding has already taken place.
    .
    As what BP has said, their wedding would be simple & really a family affair. Probably, their guests will only include very close friends & associates. My guess, the place will be at Chateau Miraval (France) or Missouri.
    .
    I prefer for them to have a very solemn, low profile wedding. That every word in their vows are said with full of love & commitment, NOT about lavish decorations, NOT the gorgeous gowns, NOT for show, NOT for the guests, NOT for the press, NOT for the fans, BUT it’s all about the intent of lifetime partners.
    .
    Weddings are NOT celebrated for competition with others. It is NOT a contest. It is just a celebration, a ceremony. What’s more important is the reason for “wedding” which is the MARRIAGE.

  • fyi

    Brad should be nominated for KTS, his performance is superb.
    http://www.awardscircuit.com/2012/12/07/the-underestimation-of-the-lead-actor-brad-pitt-in-killing-them-softly/
    The Underestimation of the Lead Actor Brad Pitt in ‘Killing Them Softly’
    Can Brad Pitt crack a Best Actor lineup this year?

    December 7, 2012

    In 2007 no one saw the Best Actor nomination for Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah (2007), it was one of those happy surprises that reminded us the acting branch really does watch the films and pay some attention. Way back in 1975 there was another such shock when James Whitmore received a Best Actor nod for his filmed stage show Give ‘em Hell Harry (1975), though it was not quite as deserving as Jones’ nomination.

    With the strong reviews coming in for Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly (2012), could he knock out one of the so-called locks and be in the category come Oscar night? He is well liked, the Academy likes him, critics like him and he has grown substantially as an actor through the years. For my money he should have been nominated for Best Actor for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) and for Babel (2006). Last year he won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Actor for Moneyball (2011) and was an Oscar nominee, and I think discounting him this year is a huge mistake.

    Really the only lock at this writing is Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012), and frankly I think he has got the thing sewn up. John Hawkes in The Sessions, Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, Denzel Washington in Flight and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master could all be nominees, or one or more of them could be bumped, just like that. Remember 2000, when Michael Douglas had it all locked up for his lovely work in Wonder Boys (2000)? He wins the LA Film Critics Award, has some of the years best reviews and then is snubbed for a nomination? Any one of those four could suffer the same fate allowing Pitt to slip in.

    His performance in the film is magnetic and powerful, one of the best of his career and with the right push he will be celebrating the day they announce the nominations. I am not quite ready to say with all confidence that Jackman and Washington will be among the nominees, and Phoenix might have hurt his chances with his silly comments earlier in the year. We’ll see, but I think Pitt might crash the party.

  • anustin

    thanks miss bdj,and HELLO to you and neer.

    neer,just responded.

  • CLINIQUA

    @anustin:

    Hey anustin my love! (((Hugs))) -

    ….and thanks for all you do bdj as usual!! Love reading the amazing stuff on Ange and Brad. :)

  • 5 Years Ago

    I love AMH- Angie is such a great talent!
    —–
    Angelina Jolie receives 2007 Golden Globe nomination
    Angelina Jolie receives a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for her performance in A Mighty Heart. Ang was nominated for the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama”.

    Other nominees include: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away from Her), Jodie Foster (The Brave One) and Keira Knightley (Atonement). Congrats to AJ on the nomination! Good luck on January 13th! http://www.justjared.com/2007/12/13/angelina-jolie-2007-golden-globes/

  • carry

    funny i just got home and can’t sleep crazy….did somebody replyed to me? @victocrmax you don’t need to know me all you need to know is maniston is not a part of anything JP.hahaha
    @244 nasty!

  • carry:D

    IN the good news though do you really seriously think JPs are marrying by X-max. By the time we all start thinking this magazines need to stop speculation the actually really could happen.
    I start feeling it may be true they both are free of work and have a fantastic time. My wify my hubs. Can’t wait. :D I am starting to wake more that doesn’t help to sleep later

  • :Dcarry:D

    oh btw the reason I said that is no one can qoute a stylist without expecting a consquence. “stylist for Jolie says she picked the rings up at Los Angeles jeweler Neil Lane.” :D

  • :Dcarry:D

    . yeah I carried away….:) but simple traditional wedding vows
    .
    “I, _______, take you, ________, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
    :D

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