Angelina Jolie Saves Children From Unruly Mob in Greece

by Raphael Chestang 1:50 PM PDT, March 17, 2016
Playing Angelina Jolie Saves Children From Unruly Mob in Greece

Angelina Jolie continues to prove she's more than just a pretty face.

The 40-year-old Oscar winner used her body to shield children from getting crushed by a mob of people that gathered to get a glimpse of Jolie in Greece on Wednesday.

The incident was captured on video, where the 40-year-old Oscar winner can be heard crying desperately for help.

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"It's not safe for the children," she warned. "You need to back up."

Jolie is seen grabbing children close to her to keep them safe as the crush of people surrounded them.

The director and actress was in Greece on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and visited some of the nearly 4,000 stranded refugees and migrants camped outside of Athens.

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"I am here to reinforce efforts by UNHCR and the Greek government to step up the emergency response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation," Jolie said in a press release on Wednesday. "I look forward to meeting authorities, partners and volunteers working on the ground to improve conditions and ensure the vulnerable are protected."

This trip follows Jolie's visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon on Tuesday, where she raised awareness on the five-year anniversary of the Syrian civil war.

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"There are 4.8 million Syrian refugees in this region, and 6.5 million people displaced inside Syria," Jolie said during a speech on Tuesday. "On this day, the fifth anniversary of the Syria conflict, that is where I had hoped I would be: in Syria, helping UNHCR with returns, and watching families I have come to know be able to go home. It is tragic and shameful that we seem to be so far from that point."