Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Pubblicato il: 14/03/2016 19:57
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has arrived in Lebanon to visit Syrian refugees on the fifth anniversary of the devastating war they have fled from, the NNA news agency reported.
Jolie, who is a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, will meet Syrian families living in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, according to a the statement from UNHCR.
Jolie has made a number of visits to Syrian refugee sites in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey since the outbreak of the civil war to draw attention to their plight.
The 40-year-old mother of six arrived in Beirut from Croatia aboard a private jet and was met at the airport by Lebanese foreign ministry and UNHCR officials, local daily L'Orient Le Jour reported.
Over four million Syrians have fled their country since the outbreak of the war, with roughly 1.5 million residing in Lebanon.
Jolie last visited Lebanon in June 2015 to introduce her daughter to a Syrian child she met during a 2014 trip.