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Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq



Tbd-angelinajolie072409 Angelina Jolie kept up the do-gooder part of her UN goodwill ambassador status by traveling to Iraq for a third time and speaking to refugee families, Us reports. We didn't exactly think the Abu Ghraib district was a regular vacation spot.

The 34-year-old actress met four families displaced from that district, listening to how their children couldn't go to school and the couldn't afford medical treatment (see, they aren't so different from us).

"It takes a lot of strength for you to survive this life, " Jolie told one refugee. "I don't know if I would be strong enough to survive this."

It's Jolie's third trip to the country, having visited in August 2007 and again back in February.

"I want to come back and find you in a better place and in a different situation," Jolie told locals. "We hope that UNHCR and the government will support you in getting a piece of land. You need help not because you are poor, but because you are the future of Iraq."

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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