By Christine Spines
Updated July 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

In her real-life role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie traveled to a settlement in northwest Baghdad to meet with families who had been evacuated from their homes during the war, reports the Associated Press. Jolie had this to say about her experiences with the Iraqis during the one-day trip: “This is a moment where things seem to be improving on the ground, butIraqis need a lot of support and help to rebuild their lives.”