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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp in Turkey

Jolie is taken on a tour of the Kilis camp for Syrian refugees. Photo: Reuters

Angelina Jolie has toured the Kilis camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey, praising the efforts made by the Turkish government to provide for the camp's residents.

Acting in her role as U.N. Refugee Special Envoy, and after touring the camp with the U.N. High commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, Jolie lauded the steps taken by Turkey to accommodate the 80,000 Syrians that had crossed the border to escape their own country's ongoing conflict.

"We are extremely grateful," she said.

"At the same time of course as you meet with this people, met with many, many families today, many children and they are very grateful to Turkey, very grateful to the Turkish people and they are very, very emotional, and very deeply saddened by the situation in Syria and very concerned about the families or the friends in their country."

Both Jolie and Guterres were taken on a tour of the entire camp, which houses 15,000 of the refugees that have fled Syria.

The United Nations is in the process of registering more than 250,000 refugees from the 17-month-old conflict in four neighbouring countries, with more than 100,000 arriving in August alone.

Turkey has recently limited the flow of refugees declaring the influx was beyond what it can deal with and called for international help.

  • Syrian opposition groups say more than 27,000 people have died in an uprising that has lasted more than 17 months and has descended into outright civil war.