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Jolie urges leaders to make Syria diplomacy work

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says the Syrian civil war is the world

FILE - This March 8, 2012 file photo shows actress Angelina Jolie at the Women in the World Summit in New York. Jolie authored an op-ed for Tuesday�s May 14, 2013 New York Times where she writes that in April she finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts as a preventive measure. She says she�s kept the process private but is writing about it now with hopes she can help other women. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says the Syrian civil war is the world's most acute humanitarian crisis and is calling on world leaders to make diplomatic efforts to end it succeed.

Jolie spoke at Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees Thursday, which she visited as special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency.

"I appeal to the world leaders - please, set aside your differences, unite to end the violence, and make diplomacy succeed," she said, drawing attention to the U.N.'s World Refugee Day.

Jordan hosts more than half a million displaced Syrians including 185,000 in Zaatari camp, which Jolie visited along with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Espen Barth Eide.

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