Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has donated $100,000 to aid Syrian
refugees, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.
The Oscar-winning actress is a special envoy of the UN High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and made the donation on World
In a statement marking the occasion Jolie said the solutions to
the world's growing number of displaced people were political as
well as humanitarian.
"The international community should rededicate itself to
preventing conflict, addressing it when it erupts, and solving it
more quickly," she said.
"For that is the only way to create durable solutions for the
refugees whose strength inspires us on this World Refugee Day."
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled their country amid a
bloody crackdown on dissent by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's
regime, with most going to Turkey and Lebanon.
Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the agency since 2001, was
promoted to special envoy earlier this year.