Angelina in Iraq

Angelina Jolie is in Iraq to witness firsthand the humanitarian crises there, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR has announced. The actress and UNHCR goodwill ambassador flew from New York to Syria yesterday. In Damascus, she visited a UNHCR registration center and spent hours talking to Iraqi refugees in their homes. Tuesday's journey had her crossing Iraq to meet with 1,200 refugees camped out in a makeshift outpost at the border. She also witnessed dozens of Iraqis crossing into Syria. "I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to the humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners," Jolie said in a statement. "My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq."