Angelina Jolie Visits Jordan with Her Daughters

One of the most famous A-list actresses, famous for her huge humanitarian contribution, Angelina Jolie, and her daughters visited Jordan last weekend, during a UNCHR trip, for an important cause.

The visit to Jordan

The 42-year-old actress and her daughters, 13-year-old Zahara and 11-year-old Shiloh, are in the country to visit the Syrian refugees at the Zataari refugee camp. This trip marks the first visit to a refugee camp for Zahara and the third one for Shiloh.

During her UNHCR visit, Angelina addressed the crowd and called for better political solutions.

With war entering its eight year the Jordanian people are grateful to UNCHR for the help, generosity and humanity they offered to refugees.  She stated that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, doesn’t have the funds to fully provide the families in need and those families exhausted any savings they had so far so they need help.

Most of the refugees live below the poverty line with only 3 dollars a day which means they are without sufficient food and unable to get medical treatment. Young girls are vulnerable to early marriage and many refugees are even without a proper shelter during winter. Jolie encouraged Security Council members to visit the shelter and try to find solutions.


Not only have they met with the Syrians who managed to escape the cruelty of the ongoing civil war in Syria but also with the girls around Angelina daughters’ ages who were part of the TIGER.

The project called These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading (TIGER) focuses on education and empowerment even in displacement.  This project is designed in partnership with International Relief and Development to fight the epidemic of refugees dropping out of school, with only 20% completing a secondary school.

TIGER works with Syrian female coaches to help girls build confidence.  One of the girls spoke up to Jolie and her daughters saying that if the adults can make peace, the young women will build on that peace and help any way they can.

We can only congratulate Angelina Jolie for passing on her passion for humanitarian work to the next generation of her family.


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