Actress Jolie visits Iraqi refugees

  • 29 August 2007
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Jolie goodwill ambassador for the United Nations

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited Iraq in a bid to highlight the plight of the millions of displaced people now living in Damascus.

The star, who became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency six years ago, released a statement calling for more international support for the 4.2 million people forced to flee their homes in Iraq. She urged governments to increase their support for the U.N High Commissioner for Refugees and its partners.

“It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq’s future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face,” she said.

Jolie has visited more than 20 countries since taking up the post with UNHCR.

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