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Angelina Jolie Calls for End to Syria War, Meets Refugees

Angelina Jolie Calls for End to Syria War, Meets Refugees

Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:38 AM

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Movie star Angelina Jolie has met with Syrian refugees in Jordan's Zaatari camp, calling for a political solution to Syria's civil war and saying that "humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution."

The special envoy of the U.N. refugee agency spoke Sunday with refugee families and teenage girls in a U.N.-run community program.

Children crowded around as she spoke in a patch of muddy space between hundreds of rows of caravans in the cold desert camp.

Jolie told the refugees she was very proud of them and that "you're very strong, all of you."

Nearly 5.5 million displaced Syrians are hosted in Jordan, Lebanon and other neighboring countries. Jolie says the U.N. refugee agency only received half its funding appeal last year, and only seven percent of this year's request.

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Movie star Angelina Jolie has met with Syrian refugees in Jordan's Zaatari camp, calling for a political solution to Syria's civil war and saying that "humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution."The special envoy of the U.N. refugee agency spoke Sunday with refugee...
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