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UNHCR Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Jordan–Syria border

[6/19/2013 2:47:06 PM]

AMMAN (Petra) -- UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited Jordan's border with Syria on Wednesday, where she listened to the stories of Syrian refugees who had fled Syria just hours earlier.

After meeting with the refugees, Jolie was briefed by Commander of the Jordan Border Security Forces Major General Hussein Al-Zyoud on the extensive efforts exerted by the Jordanian border guards to receive the Syrian refugees and provide shelter for them. He also talked about the medical assistance provided to wounded refugees.

Ms. Jolie is in Jordan to mark World Refugee Day, which is commemorated each year on June 20. She and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, arrived in Jordan yesterday.

The purpose of her visit, said Jolie, is "to show support for Syria's refugees, to call on the world to address their plight, and to better understand needs in Jordan and other countries in the region that are most directly affected by this devastating conflict."

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