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Angelina Jolie Visits Refugee Camps In Turkey And Italy

Posted on Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:15 AM PDT

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Angelina Jolie, acting in her capacity as an ambassador for the UN High Commission for Refugees, visited a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey Friday and a camp for Tunisian and Libyan refugees in Lampedusa, Italy on Saturday in honor of World Refugee Day.

The actress thanked Italians today for opening their doors to more than 40,000 displaced citizens since the beginning of the year.

Jolie said to reporters: "We've spoken about our shared concerns about making sure asylum claims are processed as quickly as possible so no one is sitting in a prison-like situation and waiting on a decision about their status. They are not asking to go to any particular country, they just want to find safety to work and to have freedom."

Below is video of Jolie's visit in Turkey on Friday ...



Jolie traveled from Malta with High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.

 





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