Angelina Jolie is continuing on with her work as a UN special envoy
Angelina Jolie continued with her work as a UN special envoy with a visit to a refugee camp in Turkey, where thousands of Syrians have fled their country’s civil war.
Having already spent time chatting to the people displaced and staying at a refugee camp in Jordan earlier in the week, Angelina then travelled to Turkey for a two-day trip to draw more attention to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have become victims of the ongoing conflict.
Her visit came as officials in Turkey have made clear they are growing increasingly worried that the number of Syrian refugees on its soil – about 80,000 – is becoming difficult to manage.
Jolie said the refugees she had met with had told her they were grateful to Turkey for its help. ‘And they are very, very emotional and very deeply saddened by the situation in Syria and very concerned about their families and their friends in their country,’ the actress said.
It’s estimated that around 23,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011.