BAGHDAD (AP) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is in Iraq meeting with leaders about the plight of an estimated 50,000 refugees who fled to escape violence in Syria.
A government statement said Jolie on Saturday urged Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to ensure the refugees have enough supplies.
Zebari said an estimated 21,000 Syrian refugees are living in Iraq's western Anbar and Dohuk provinces. Another 31,000 Iraqis who years ago fled to Syria to escape sectarian fighting in their homeland have returned, he said.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie, left, shakes hands with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 15. Jolie said Friday that with winter approaching, she is concerned about the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians forced to flee their homes.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)