Angelina Jolie visits Iraq's Mosul

Angelina Jolie: Friend to Refugees

A look back at the humanitarian's most memorable trips abroad.

Angelina Jolie is best known for her work on the movie screen, but she's also made a lasting mark with her long history of humanitarian work. Appointed Special Envoy by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012, Jolie has spent the last 17 years carrying out almost 60 field missions. Her most recent one was on June 16, when she stopped in Mosul, Iraq, to bring attention to the desperate conditions in the war-torn city. Here's a look at her trip to Mosul and some of her previous missions to conflict zones around the world. (Above: Jolie meets a young resident of Mosul on June 16.)

MOSUL, IRAQ Anadolu Agency/Getty Images MOSUL, IRAQ Jolie speaks with residents at the Domiz refugee camp during her visit to Mosul on June 16. “This is the worst devastation I’ve seen in all my years with UNHCR,” Jolie said in a video. “These people have lost everything, and the trauma and the loss that they’ve suffered is unparalleled." MOSUL, IRAQ Handout/Getty Images MOSUL, IRAQ Jolie visits the Old City in West Mosul on June 16.

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BUNIA, CONGO AFP/AFP/Getty Images BUNIA, CONGO Jolie visits a displaced children's camp in the Congo in September 2003. JABEL SHAROON, PAKISTAN Handout/Getty Images JABEL SHAROON, PAKISTAN Jolie listens in on a trip to Pakistan in November 2005. This was after the devastating earthquake that left an estimated four million people homeless. JARAMANA, SYRIA Salah Malkawi/Getty Images JARAMANA, SYRIA Jolie visits with a young Iraqi girl in October 2009. KIGOMA, TANZANIA Natalie Behring/Getty Images KIGOMA, TANZANIA Jolie rides in a truck with refugees on the way from Kigoma to the Lugufu Camp in Tanzania in March 2003. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Handout/Getty Images KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Jolie meets with a mother and son at their makeshift home in Kabul in March 2011. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugee Settlement In Lebanon Handout/Getty Images UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugee Settlement In Lebanon ZAHLE, LEBANON The star chats with a young Syrian refugee at a settlement in February 2014. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits The Zaatari Refugee Camp In Jordan Handout/Getty Images UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits The Zaatari Refugee Camp In Jordan MAFRAQ, JORDAN Jolie takes a tour of the Zaatari refugee camp in December 2012. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Meets Syrian Refugees And Displaced Iraqi Citizens In Iraq Handout/Getty Images UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Meets Syrian Refugees And Displaced Iraqi Citizens In Iraq KHANKE, IRAQ Jolie shakes hands with Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in January 2015. SAMLOUT, CAMBODIA Tom Stoddart Archive/Getty Images SAMLOUT, CAMBODIA She shares a laugh with a mother and her newborn at the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Health Clinic in Cambodia in July 2015. The clinic was started as part of the star's foundation, which was founded in 2003. MYITKYINA, MYANMAR Handout MYITKYINA, MYANMAR Jolie visits the Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp in July 2015. AZRAQ, JORDAN Jordan Pix/Getty Images AZRAQ, JORDAN She greets children during a press conference at a camp for Syrian refugees in September 2016.



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