Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

Sep 14, 2012, 09:14 IST | IANS

Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.

Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie met some of the 12,000 refugees at Oncupinar camp in Kilis city. She also joined the Syrian children who were singing in Turkish, Xinhua reported.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie. Pic/Santa Banta

Jolie also visited Gaziantep province's Islahiye tent city, sheltering nearly 8,000 Syrians who fled the relentless violence that has engulfed Syria for 18 months.

The Syrian crisis has forced some 235,000 Syrians to flee to neighbouring countries, according to official UN figures. Jolie and Guterres were in Lebanon Wednesday where they discussed the Syrian refugee issue with Lebanese officials and met the Syrians seeking shelters in the neighbouring country.  

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