Monday, February 24, 2014

Angelina Jolie is in Lebanon

Angelina Jolie is currently in Lebanon to visit with Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley and to meet with Prime Mnister Tammam Salam.

At a news conference in the capital, Beirut, she said, "Lebanon, as you know, has the highest concentration of refugees of any country in the world in recent history. That is an extraordinary thing. We must do all the we can to support them. I spent time in the Bekaa Valley recently with Syrian refugees and they are very grateful to the people of Lebanon, they are clearly very traumatized from what has happened to them in Syria."

"I hope that - and I welcome - the Security Council resolution, but as of one of the refugee men said to me: 'For now for us it is only a piece of paper and until it is implemented and until we see change that is all it is, but we are grateful and we hope that it does make a difference for us.' So, I am grateful and I hope it does make a difference."

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