The Straits Times
Published on Sep 11, 2012

Angelina Jolie visits Jordan camp for Syrian refugees


ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) - The United Nations (UN) refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, is touring a refugee camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country.

The Hollywood star arrived on Tuesday morning in the Zaatari camp, which hosts about 27,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month conflict. She met with Syrian refugee women separately and toured the sprawling tent city.

Jolie was accompanied by UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

Mr Guterres said the "camp needs massive international funding" and that its "conditions are still not acceptable."