Angelina Jolie talks about Syria crisis with Suleiman


The actress, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N.), is currently in the Middle East to draw attention to the plight of the families who have escaped Syria during 18 months of bloody fighting between rebels and government forces.

After a stop in Jordan on Tuesday (11Sep12), she visited Lebanon to hold talks with top officials including President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati about the 67,000 registered refugees in the country.

Jolie also toured the Bar Elias School, where the U.N. provides psychological support for refugee children, and headed to the Bekaa Valley to meet some of the survivors living with host families near the Lebanon-Syria border.

Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman (3rd L) poses with the U.N. refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie (2nd L), and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres (3rd R) at the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut September 12, 2012. Also seen at first right is Lebanon's Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Dalati Nohra/Handout

She says, “I was moved to meet Syrian families… in homes where they are welcomed and protected.”