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Angelina Jolie visits Venezulan border as millions flee crisis

By Reuters
12 June 2019   |   11:53 am
UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie visited refugees in camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border as the U.N. announced four million Venezuelans have fled the country.

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