Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day with stirring speech in Turkey

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Angelina Jolie recognized World Refugee Day by delivering a stirring speech in Turkey on Saturday about the plight of displaced people worldwide

Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, spent the day with Syrian refugees at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, a city in southeastern Turkey. It recently overtook Pakistan as the country with the highest number of refugees on Earth. More than 1.77 million Syrian refugees live in government-run and urban camps in Turkey, according to the U.N.

“Nearly 60 million people are displaced from their homes,” Jolie said. “That is one in every 122 people on our planet. Our world has never been richer or healthier or more advanced. Yet never before have so many people been dispossessed and stripped of their basic human rights.” Read more…

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