Angelina Jolie moved by horrific Syrian stories
Her eyes welling up with tears, actress Angelina Jolie said on Tuesday she heard 'horrific' and 'heartbreaking' accounts from Syrian refugees who fled the civil war in their country to find shelter in a camp just across the border in Jordan.
The UN refugee agency’s special envoy spoke as she visited the Zaatari camp, which hosts about 30,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month conflict that has so far claimed at least 23,000 lives, according to activists.
“What they described on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific,” she said, adding that the children’s stories were especially moving. Jolie also met separately with Syrian refugee women.