Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

Posted Monday February 24, 2014 1:10 PM GMT

Taking a break from the award show madness, Angelina Jolie took a trip to Lebanon to spend time with Syrian refugee children over the weekend.

In addition, the “Salt” actress called for an end to the nearly three-year border war that has reportedly killed more than 140,000 Syrians and forced millions to flee to surrounding countries.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees stated that Jolie described her time with the Syrian orphans in eastern Bekaa Valley as a "heart-rending experience.”

"They have lost their families and their childhood has been hijacked by war. They are so young, yet they are bearing the burdens of their reality as if they are adults," the statement quoted Jolie.

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