Angelina Jolie travelled to Jordan this week for her role as Goodwill Ambassador, and took a trip to a Syrian refugee camp to meet the children living there and to deliver a speech on the Syrian conflict. During her speech, she mentioned her own children, stating that it is "impossible" to imagine them in the same circumstances.
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Speaking to press, the actress said: "There are children here who remember no other life than this harsh, desert environment and barbed wire fences. There are teens here who bear terrible mental and physical wounds of the conflict.
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Angelina is known for the charity work for refugees
"Over half of all the refugees in Jordan are under 18. My own children are of that age and like any other parent, it is impossible for me to imagine what it would be like for my own children in this situation and it breaks my heart."
The star, who shares six children with Brad Pitt; Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, continued to speak about Syria, calling the refugees in the camp "among the lucky ones" despite the "difficult" conditions. She said: "Besides the millions trapped inside Syria whose lives are at risk daily, 75,000 Syrians are stranded in the Berm – a no-man's land on the Jordanian border – including children, pregnant women, and gravely ill patients.
Angelina shares six children with husband Brad
"Ask the fundamental question of what are the root causes of the Syrian conflict, and what will it take to end it."
The star was recently seen out with her daughter Shiloh as the pair spontaneously purchased an eight-foot teddy bear, with Angelina giving the two boys selling the bear $50 each. In the cute video, she can be heard saying: "You are so good at doing your job. You are very good at doing your job, sweetie. You guys are so cool. It's so nice to meet you."