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    Angelina Jolie Returns to Jordan to Visit Syrian Refugees

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    Angelina Jolie has jetted back to Jordan.

    The actress, a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), returned to the country today to, once again, visit with Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war in their country and are currently residing in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq.

    Jolie made a similar trip to the area in September. She hopes her visits will draw attention to the ongoing crisis.

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    "I'm sickened by how long and how bloody this conflict has become, devastating a nation and the lives of millions of innocent civilians, and threatening to destabilize the entire region," said Jolie, according to a UNHCR press release. "I call on the international community to do everything possible to find a solution to this tragedy and support the struggling humanitarian operations both inside Syria and in Jordan and the other surrounding countries."

    Since Jolie's last visit, the number of registered refugees in the region has increased by more than 200,000 and in Jordan alone by nearly 50,000.

    Over the last 10 years, she has traveled to various refugee camps around the globe on behalf of the UNHCR, including those in Iraq, Haiti, Syria and Pakistan.

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