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Angelina Jolie Cries While Visiting Syrian Refugee Camp

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Sep. 10 2012, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

Human rights activist Angelina Jolie was overcome with emotion at a Syrian refugee camp on Tuesday where she   described the “horrific” and “heartbreaking” stories from the refugees.

In her role as the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina spoke at the Zaatari camp, which hosts an estimated 27,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war in their country and are taking shelter in Jordan.

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

Angelina’s eyes welled up with tears as she recalled what she has been told about their plight.

"What they described on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific," she said.

"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?'"

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The mother of six said the refugees told her “there will be no more of us” left in Syria as the fighting continues.  She met with Syrian refugee women and toured the camp with U.N. 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.



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