Angelina Jolie Meets Refugees in South America

Actress Angelina Jolie paid has visited displaced villagers on the Ecuadorian boarder with Colombia in the run-up to World Refugee Day on Sunday.

The ‘Tomb Raider’ star, who has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, is an avid supporter of the annual day to highlight the plight of refugees around the globe. reports:”She toured the Ecuador-Colombia border for the first time in eight years Wednesday to visit the women and children who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflicts in the South American region”.

She left two days later (18Jun10) after speaking with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and other government officials.It is said that between 50,000 and 170,000 Colombian refugees are living close to the border because of the ongoing conflicts in the country, which have raged since the 1960s.

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