Angelina Jolie met with refugees along Jordan's border with Syria yesterday to prepare for World Refugee Day on June 20. According to the UN Refugee Agency, Angie spoke with the refugees and took notes as they detailed their struggles while escaping the Syrian war. While talking with families who had lost loved one Angie paused to comfort them, saying, "We can't know your pain." She later said that the purpose of the event was to draw attention to the flood of refugees coming out of war-torn Syria. Angelina also met up with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, and toured Jordan's Za'atri refugee camp.
Angelina Jolie's appearance in the Middle East comes hot on the heels of her trip around Europe with Brad Pitt and their children while Brad promoted his new film, World War Z, earlier this month. She walked the red carpet with Brad at his premieres in London, Paris, and Berlin, but did not join him when he left for the United States and Asia. Aside from her refugee trip, Angelina is back in the headlines again after breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge called her decision to get a preventative mastectomy "fearful." She later clarified that she didn't mean to object to Angie's decision but she felt that it wasn't a "brave" decision.