Angelina Jolie ‘brings hope’ to Syrian refugees in Turkey

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2011, 15:35 PM IST

Washington: Actress Angelina Jolie, who was seeking permission to visit Syrian refugees in Turkey, finally met them after she was granted special permission.

The ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees met with the Syrian refugees on Friday.

The actress had flown to Turkey to spend the day with those forced out of their homeland by the uprising against the current government, after lodging her request with the country’s foreign ministry officials.

Before the trip, she recorded a new video message to mark ‘World Refugee’ day on 20 June.

“Every day, thousands of people run from war, persecution and terror. Even one is too many. One family forced to flee is too many. One child growing up in a camp is too many. One refugee without hope is too many,” Contactmusic quoted Jolie as saying in the video.

ANI