[Lago Agrío, June 18. Image via Splash.]
Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, in Ecuador meeting Colombian refugees to raise awareness for World Refugee Day on June 20th. The award-winning actress, who arrived in the city of Lago Agrío on Thursday, visited UNHCR field operations and the isolated community of Barranca Bermeja, located in thick jungle on the banks of the San Miguel River, which marks the border with Colombia. The little village hosts 34 families, most of them refugees from the violence that has plagued parts of Colombia for decades. She also met with refugee women in a shelter for victims of domestic violence, which is a serious problem in the region.