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Angelina Jolie Visits Pakistan Flood Victims

UN goodwill ambassador to record fresh appeal for help

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie flew to Pakistan today to meet people displaced by flooding and film fresh appeals for international aid. The actress—a goodwill ambassador for the UN's refugee agency—describes the crisis as an "economic and social catastrophe," Radar reports, with "one-fifth of Pakistan under water" and... More »

Syria to Let US Screen Iraqi Refugees

Move clears way for some to come to America

(Newser) - Syria, home to more than 1 million refugees from Iraq, will for the first time allow US officials into the country to clear the way for their possible resettlement in America, the AP reports. The US, under criticism for not doing more to ease the growing refugee crisis in the... More »

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