Angelina Jolie Gives Touching Speech and Meets with Children at Jordan Refugee Camp

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If there's one thing we admire about Angelina Jolie, it's her never-ending quest to use her star power for good.

Over the weekend, the actress (who is a U.N. Special Envoy for Refugees) visited a refugee camp in northern Jordan, where she delivered an impassioned speech and met with children who have been forced to move out of their homes due to the conflict in Syria. The mother of six got extremely emotional while discussing the thousands of displaced kids, and even talked about how she would feel if it was her and Brad Pitt's children—Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8—going through such horrible experiences.

"There are children here who remember no life other than this harsh, desert environment and barbed wire fences," she told reporters. "There are teens here who bear terrible physical and mental wounds of the conflict—over half of all refugees in Jordan are under 18. My own children are of that age. Like any other parent, it is impossible for me not to imagine what it would be like for my own children in this situation, and it breaks my heart."

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This was the 41-year-old's fourth visit to the camps since the harrowing conflict began five years ago.

Watch Jolie's full speech by click on the video above.

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