Angelina Jolie, as part of her work as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner, is set to meet with some of the 10,000 refugees from warn-torn Syria.
The mother of six with partner Brad Pitt is making the high-profile trip to help focus attention on the misery faced by refugees who have escaped the violence in turbulent Syria. The refugees have fled Syria due to a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.
To say that the people are pleased to have Angelina Jolie visit may be a bit of an understatement. Early in the day Turkish authorities were hanging a 16-yard-long banner near the entrance of the camp in preparation for the Hollywood star's arrival. The banner reads: "Goodness Angel of the World, Welcome."
That's 48 long feet of Angelina Jolie adoration!
CNN reports the 36-year-old packed along a few surprises for the youngest refugees. Upon touchdown, "toys unloaded from the plane were loaded to one of the vans in her convoy," according to the state-run Anatolian Agency.
Looks like the plan to have Angie's visit to Turkey bring attention to the refugees is working -- even if the gushing banner is bringing nearly as much attention as she is!
Keep up the good work, Angelina Jolie!
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