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Monday
Jun202011

Angelina Jolie Visits with Refugees in Turkey, Italy

Jason Tanner/UNHCR via Getty Images(LAMPEDUSA, Italy) -- Angelina Jolie has been traveling Europe in recent days to meet with refugees as part of her role as an ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency.

On Friday, Jolie visited a Turkish camp near the Syrian border, where she talked with Syrian refugees who escaped their country's violent military response to anti-government protests.

Jolie said most striking were her conversations with children, declaring she was "impressed and disturbed by how much they understand about what's happening in their country, how they speak about family members being killed, themselves hearing gunfire, seeing their houses bombed."

On Sunday, Jolie visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, where she thanked its residents for hosting thousands of refugees who've fled the conflicts in North Africa.  Jolie spoke with refugees there as well.

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