Solemn Angelina Jolie Visits With Pakistani Flood Victims

Celebrity News Sep. 7, 2010 AT 9:38AM
Solemn Angelina Jolie Visits With Pakistani Flood Victims Credit: J. Tanner/UNHCR/Sipa Press

Angelina Jolie touched down in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday to meet with victims of a recent flood -- reportedly the worst natural disaster in the country's history.

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A goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie told reporters that she met with mothers who lost their children and an elderly couple who fear they'll never be able to rebuild their destroyed home. Out of deference to the local culture, the actress, 35, wore a long black robe and a black headscarf adorned with a thin red stripe. See more shots of Jolie visiting refugees in Pakistan.

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"I am very moved by them and I hope that I am able to, today and tomorrow, be able to do something to help bring attention to the situation for all of the people in need in Pakistan," Jolie told reporters after visiting a refugee camp near Jalozai.

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Officials hope that the movie star's two-day visit will help spur more donations for the ravaged country -- in which 1700 people have died and another 17 million have been affected.

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