Jolie meets refugees in South America

June 20th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Angelina Jolie London, June 20 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie paid a visit to displaced villagers on the Ecuadorian border with Colombia recently.
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.

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, reports

Jolie apparently left two days later (June 18) 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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