X

Don't Forget Iraqi Refugees: Brangelina

Stars visit with displaced people in Syria
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2009 5:04 PM CDT
Don't Forget Iraqi Refugees: Brangelina
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)

(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."
(Read more Angelina Jolie stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X