'Goodness Angel' Angelina Heads to Turkey

Syrian refugee's banner welcomes 'Goodness angel of the world'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2011 9:13 AM CDT
Actress Angelina Jolie arrives for the screening of The Tree of Life at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 16, 2011.   (AP Photo/Christian Hartmann, Pool)
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(Newser) – UN envoy Angelina Jolie is traveling to Turkey's border with Syria, where she will meet some of the more than 9,600 refugees who have fled a bloody crackdown on Syrian anti-government protesters. The Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is expected to arrive in the Turkish province of Hatay this afternoon. Turkish authorities were hanging a 48-foot-long banner near the entrance of the camp to welcome Jolie. The banner reads: "Goodness Angel of the World, Welcome."

In April, Jolie traveled to Tunisia during its refugee crisis as thousands fled from its war-torn neighbor, Libya. (Click to read about Jolie's charitable modeling gig with Louis Vuitton.)

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