Angelina Jolie is more than one of the biggest movie stars in the world. She's also a citizen of the world.
As the United Nations' Special Envoy, Angelina traveled to Lebanon on Wednesday. She met with government officials, Syrian refugees, and their nationless children.
The mother of six spoke to several families who, fearful of being killed in the crossfire of a bloody civil war, had left their men behind in order to cross the border from Syria safely. She said:
"I was moved to meet Syrian families in homes where they are welcomed and protected… They lost so much."
Angelina and the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres praised the Lebanese government for granting asylum to the fleeing Syrians and called on other countries to do the same.
We are so proud of Angie's efforts. And we can only hope that one day the children of Syria grow up knowing only peace.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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