Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who is also the U.N. refugee agency’s special envoy, is visiting the largest refugee camp in Jordan, the Associated Press reports. Accompanied by U.N. and Jordanian officials, the actress toured the city and met with Syrian refugee women.
Currently, there are 185,000 Syrian refugees in the camp set in Jordan by the U.N. Of them, 27,000 are housed at the Zaatri camp, where actress Angelina Jolie made her appearance earlier today. Jolie has met the Syrian women in the camp and has toured the city in the company of Antonio Guterres, the U.N. refugee chief, and Nasser Judeh, the Prime Minister of Jordan.
Angelina Jolie has been the goodwill ambassador for UNCHR until April 2012, when she was promoted to special envoy. The organization appreciated her overall involvement in their projects.
During their visit to the Zaatri camp, Antonio Guterres described the life conditions of the Syrian refugees as “still not acceptable”, outlining that the camp need major international funding.