Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan
The U.N. envoy and Hollywood superstar arrived on an unannounced visit late on Saturday
U.N. refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visited refugee camps in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Rudaw news agency reported on Sunday.
The envoy and Hollywood superstar arrived on an unannounced visit late on Saturday.
She was expected to “visit a refugee camp in Duhok province that houses tens of thousands of Yazidis and other refugees from Mosul,” the news agency reported.
In September 2012, Jolie visited the Domiz refugee camp in Erbil and met with Kurdish officials, including Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.
The region is home to 1.6 million refugees from Syrian Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq, most of whom fled ISIS’s militant gains last year.
The American actress was appointed a Special Envoy in 2012 by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.