UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is pleading with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council of being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues and will brief the council on Friday.
Syria's ambassador says simply of her presence, "She's beautiful."
Nearly four million Syrians have fled the conflict into neighboring countries, which warn they are dangerously overstretched.
According to prepared remarks Jolie says, "We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world's inability to protect and defend the innocent."