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Actress Angelina Jolie with a U.N. special envoy, met with young Syrian refugees at an informal tented settlement in Zahle, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Jolie was on a three-day visit to Lebanon to meet with some of the thousands of refugees who have fled the civil war in Syria, reports the Washington Post.
The Hollywood superstar expressed hope that a UN Security Council resolution to boost aid access in Syria would prove effective, reported ITN News.
Speaking at a news conference in the capital, Beirut, Jolie said the international community should support Lebanon where many Syrian refugees have fled to.
"Lebanon, as you know, has the highest concentration of refugees of any country in the world in recent history. That is an extraordinary thing. We must do all the we can to support them."
Referring to the UN Security Council's rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russian and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria, Jolie said she hoped it would make a difference.
"I hope that - and I welcome - the Security Council resolution, but as of one of the refugee men said to me: 'For now for us it is only a piece of paper and until it is implemented and until we see change that is all it is, but we are grateful and we hope that it does make a difference for us.' So, I am grateful and I hope it does make a difference."
She also met Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam.