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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The actress and director is also a U.N. special envoy.
By Aileen Graef   |   Feb. 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM   |   Comments

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BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lebanon to highlight the plight of the Syrian refugees in the country and to encourage the implementation of the UN resolution.

At the beginning of her 3-day visit, Jolie went to the eastern Bekaa Valley to visit children where the poorest of Lebanon's one million Syrian refugees reside. After meeting the children, which she called a "heartrending experience," and a short meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Jolie held a press conference to encourage the international community to pass the U.N. resolution to get humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

"I welcome the Security Council resolution," said Jolie, "but as one of the refugee men said to me, 'For now, for us, it is only a piece of paper and until it is implemented and until we see change that is all that it is. But we are grateful and we hope that it does make a difference for us.' So I am grateful and I hope it does make a difference."


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