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Angelina Jolie meets with refugees in Ecuador

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Apr 23, 2012 | 10:15am EDT

The Salt star and her new fiance Brad Pitt celebrated the announcement of their engagement by taking their six children to South America to visit the Galapagos Islands last Tuesday (17Apr12).

But Jolie took some time out of the holiday to resume her humanitarian work as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR), and she headed to Ecuador's San Miguel River, along the border of Colombia, to speak to refugees who had been displaced by violence in the neighbouring country.

The actress also headed to the capital city of Quinto to meet with Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patino, to discuss the refugee situation.

Jolie served as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for more than 10 years before being promoted to her new role as a representative for the organisation in an official capacity.

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