Don't Forget Iraqi Refugees: Brangelina

Stars visit with displaced people in Syria
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2009 5:04 PM CDT
Angelina Jolie, a UN goodwill ambassador, meets with Iraqi refugees today in Damascus on her second visit to Syria in 2 years. The actress has worked with UNHCR since 2001.   (AP Photo/UNHCR)
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(Newser) – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in Syria, using their powers for good. The celebrity übercouple visited Iraqi refugees in Damascus today in an attempt to keep the lowest-profile victims of the war from falling off the radar, People reports. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN's refugee agency, released a statement that reads in part: "Most Iraqi refugees cannot return to Iraq in view of the severe trauma they experienced there, the uncertainty linked to the coming Iraqi elections, the security issues and the lack of basic services."