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Angelina Jolie raises concern for Syria refugees

Published on Sep 14, 2012 8:35 PM
U.N. refugee agency's (UNHCR) special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie meets Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Ankara on Sept 14, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (AFP) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Friday said she was concerned about the plight of Syrian refugees fleeing the unrest in their conflict-torn country with no end in sight to the violence.

"With the violence in the conflict showing no signs of easing up and the numbers (of refugees) growing... it is a very large concern for all of us," Jolie, a United Nations (UN) special envoy, told reporters in Ankara.

"I share everyone's concern about the winter approaching," she added, calling for help to make sure that "nobody freezes to death in this very very frightened time."

Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, Jolie held talks with Turkish officials in Ankara including President Abdullah Gul, a day after visiting refugee camps along the border.

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