UN special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon on Wednesday (September 12th), a day after she visited a refugee camp in Jordan.
Jolie said she was moved by how Lebanese families were opening their homes to Syria refugees.
"I know the Lebanese people themselves are dealing with their own problems, their own economy, so it is all the more meaningful that they are so generous and kind and I hope the world acknowledges that," she said.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres accompanied Jolie and called for international support to help Lebanon cope with the influx of refugees. Lebanon currently hosts 66,000 registered Syrian refugees, while many more may be living in the country unregistered, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said.
"We have huge numbers of families who are hosting refugees for nothing, which in the long term is very unsustainable," Fleming said.
While visiting a refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday, Jolie urged the world to help Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country.
"We encourage the international community to do everything they can to support these refugees, and there is much to be done," Jolie told a news conference at Zaatari refugee camp, 85 kilometres north of Amman.
Jolie will travel to Turkey on Thursday to visit refugee camps near the border with Syria, AFP reported.