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Angelina Jolie highlights plight of refugees

Angelina Jolie travelled on rutted jungle roads to a village on Ecuador's border with Colombia to highlight the abuses suffered by women and children refugees.

The actress and UN human rights goodwill ambassador returned for the first time in eight years to a turbulent region where thousands of Colombian refugees live.

She ended her two-day visit with a meeting in Shushufindi with President Rafael Correa and other senior government officials.

On Thursday, Jolie was in the isolated border hamlet of Barranca Bermeja. The UN said one of the women she met lost two children in Colombia's conflict.

More than 50,000 Colombian refugees are registered in Ecuador though unofficial estimates put the number at more than 170,000.

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