Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees just announced that Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie traveled to Iraq and Syria yesterday to visit Iraqis displaced by violence.


The Iraq refugee crisis is perhaps one of the most underreported stories from Iraq. UNHCR–the main international body looking out for the interests of the displaced–has estimated that over 4 million Iraqi’s have been displaced by fighting, half of whom have fled to neighboring Syria and Jordan. Good on Angelina Jolie to take the personal risk to travel to Iraq to draw attention to their plight.