was overcome with emotion during a trip to a refugee settlement in Africa on Saturday.
The Hollywood actress, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, spent a day at the Dadaab Refugee camp on the Kenyan border to see the conditions that 285,000 starving Somali refugees live in. The camp, built to house just 90,000, was set up to aid people who have escaped the terror of their own country and fled into Kenya.
Jolie, who hopes to bring the plight of the Somali people to the public's attention, met a number of families at the camp - and was appalled at the way they had to live.
She says, "If this is the better solution, then what must it be like in Somalia? The toilets are already overflowing. There is not even enough space for trash dumps so people are living amongst the garbage. What is amazing is that as more and more people come into the camp, the Somali families continue to be generous with what little they have, even if that means having one eighth of the water they need and their children suffering from dehydration."
"The Somali families I met today are full of warmth and affection. I wish more people could meet them because then they would have a stronger desire to help."
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