Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp

Congleton Guardian: Angelina Jolie was moved to tears by her visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan Angelina Jolie was moved to tears by her visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan

Angelina Jolie welled up with tears as she told of the "horrific" and "heartbreaking" accounts from Syrian refugees she had heard on her visit to the Zaatari camp in Jordan.

The Hollywood star - who is a special envoy to the United Nations refugee agency - toured the camp for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country, which hosts about 27,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month conflict. She met individually with Syrian refugee women to hear their stories.

Angelina said: "I am very concerned, the world is very concerned. What is very heartbreaking is when Syrian people ask you why you think no one is able to find a solution for them."

"What they described on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific," she said, adding that the children's stories were especially moving.

"When you meet so many innocent people and civilians, the people of Syria are asking who is on their side. 'Who is going to help us as the months go on?'"

The actress also said some of the refugees expressed fears "there will be no more of us" left in Syria as the relentless bloodshed grinds on.

Angelina toured the sprawling tent city in the company of UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

"This mission that we are sharing has a key objective. It is to draw attention to the international community to express a much more stronger solidarity with Syrian refugees and the host countries that have kept their borders open to all those fleeing the conflict," said Guterres.

Angelina was promited by the UNHCR in April from serving as a goodwill ambassador to special envoy due to her work for the agency.

She will also visit Syrian refuges in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq during the rest of her trip to the region.

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