"More needs to be done for refugees": Angelina Jolie

Antonio Guterres and Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie talk with asylum-seekers on the Italian island of Lampedusa

Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, has been visiting refugees in Turkey and Lampedusa, Italy as part of her commitment to World Refugee Day on June 20.

More than 40,000 people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, have arrived by boat in Lampedusa since the beginning of this year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In Turkey, Jolie met with some of the more than nine thousand Syrian refugees living in camps there.

She says more needs to be done for them and all refugees.

"The Turkish government and the Turkish Red Crescent have been extraordinary in their generosity. All they’ve done, they are very organized. We are just grateful they have made a point of saying they are not forcing anybody back. They will keep their borders open and they are saving the lives and making a difference to all of these children and their families. So, we are all very very grateful to them."

Duration: 21"

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