Angelina Jolie Brings Daughter On Humanitarian Trip
The nine year old, Jolie’s first biological child with Brad Pitt, accompanied her mother as she visited refugee camps as part of her role as a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
They stopped in Lebanon on Friday, June 19th, so Shiloh could meet a 12-year-old Syrian orphan named Hala, who first met Jolie in 2014.
Jolie tells People.com, “Shiloh is very aware that I hold refugee families in high regard and has been asking to come on missions and meet them for many years… Upon leaving the family, Shiloh asked many questions… It is of course hard to explain all of the harsh realities of war and displacement. She said she felt sad, but was happy that she went and is looking forward to the next visit.
“It was wonderful that they were able to meet, play together, and make friends. So many refugees are children. I’ve often heard them say that the most painful thing is not that they have lost their homes – it is that they have lost their friends.”
On Saturday, June 20th, World Refugee Day, they headed to Turkey to visit a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp with UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres. Jolie also met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the refugee crisis.
Jolie has six children with husband Pitt – three adopted and three biological.