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Angelina Jolie Celebrates World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie Celebrates World Refugee Day

Since early 2001, Angelina Jolie has traveled the world as a Goodwill Ambassador to UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency. On World Refugee Day, she pays tribute to the forcibly uprooted and to the people who protect them.

Here’s what Angie, who is expecting twins with Brad Pitt this summer, says in her PSA:

“They have survived war, they have survived displacement, they have survived rape, they have survived hunger and disease. For those who have survived and for those who did not, we are thinking of you on this day.”

Friday, June 20 is World Refugee. Visit UNHCR.org to get involved.

Angelina Jolie Celebrates World Refugee Day
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  • juju

    first

  • creativegirl

    thank you angie for bringing awareness – can’t wait to see your new babies.

  • pete

    lovely
    thanks jared

  • angel hair

    angie’ starting to resemble marcheline bertrand a little there

  • rien

    Angelina,
    There is a line
    I will draw in my heart
    that separate the hate
    and the loving part
    it keeps me alive
    it keeps me apart
    from all the rage and hatred
    that has been directed to you

    Angelina,
    fear and despair are closed to you
    for all the crying you heard
    from mothers who lost their children
    from children who do not know where to turn
    Angelina,
    may your heart is kept
    from all the illness that may come
    I understand you from a different corner
    with love and gratefulness
    that washed away the anger
    that lingered a while
    and may your love grow stronger
    for all those who need
    and all who live in hatred and danger

    Thank you
    for being there and care
    to the mothers, children
    and those who need love.

  • maysie

    she is indeed beautiful inside and out

  • betty@yahoo.com

    Angie is inspiring.

  • raye

    The PSA is short but really touching! Angie is amazing!

  • Frenchy

    Very nice. Just keep it moving Angelina.

  • http://justjared.com Belle
  • becca

    My dream is to have Angelina’s book Notes From My Travels autographed by her. Sigh….

  • sera

    Wonderful! She is just an inspiration to all women. Angie and Brad are the real deal.

  • Nice

    Gotta hand it to Angie, she’s very committed. Is it any wonder that Brad fell in love with her? How can you not?

  • real deal

    a new thread! she’s the real deal y’all

  • S

    did she bring her guns?

  • micro

    UGLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Mrs. Smith

    Thanks Jared!

    Angie is truly the epitome of beauty inside and out!

  • josh

    She became Goodwill Ambassador yeaaarrrs ago when no one knew or was interested. It’s wonderful that even with the glare of the johnny come lately media spotlight on her the past few years, she hasn’t changed.

  • jJ

    homebreaker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://WWW.FLAWEDHOLLYWOOD.COM Andy
  • http://Nelah Nelah

    Angelina has a heart of gold, with deep understanding, caring, committed & walks the walk. Angelina is more than a beautiful face, she is ‘wonderful’ a completely ‘wonderful person. I hear you Angelina.

    Thankyou ‘welcome and guli’ for welcoming me. That was nice.

  • rachel

    yeah right
    american make me laugh
    I mean common you’re the one responsible of wars everywhere and still you’re acting like you’re really worried about world refugees…

  • peace

    very nice of her to care

  • maria

    is just a publicity stunt, she doesn’t care to anyone

  • jjb

    Angelina Jolie Records PSA for World Refugee Day

    By Pete Norman

    Originally posted Wednesday June 18, 2008 08:25 AM EDT

    Angelina Jolie has recorded a public service announcement for World Refugee Day on June 20, to help raise awareness about the plight of millions of people at risk.

    As emotive scenes of refugees flash on the screen, Jolie – who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency – explains what life is like for millions around the world.

    “They have survived war, they have survived displacement, they have survived rape, they have survived hunger and disease,” say the actress (who is expecting twins with Brad Pitt this summer). “For those who have survived and for those who did not, we are thinking of you on this day.”

    The clip will begin airing on YouTube, Facebook and on the UNHCR home page Wednesday morning.

    The actress and human rights activist is also planning to write an article for a major U.S. newspaper to coincide with Friday’s day of action. (World Refugee Day will be marked by events worldwide: London’s Trafalgar Square is being converted into a replica Darfur village, Rome’s Colosseum will be lit with the refugee agency’s logo, and, in Washington, D.C., Chicago Bulls basketball player Luol Deng will receive the Humanitarian of the Year award.)

    Jolie, 33, first became attached to the work of the UN’s refugee agency during a February 2001 visit to war-torn Sierra Leone in west Africa, prior to filming Beyond Borders with Clive Owen.
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20207488,00.html

  • guli

    Thank you Jared!!!

    She is such an awesome person!

    Here is a beautiful new video of the whole family with great pix…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v086dnbT6o8

  • vickifromtexas

    God bless her. she is an inspiration. she puts her time,resources, and name to good use.

  • tabitha

    Good morning JP fans. I liked Angelina message.

  • cool

    The UN needs many many more people like her as aid workers. There are many right now that are not up to snuff.

  • guli

    rien @ 06/18/2008 at 10:26 am

    That is so lovely..thank you for sharing!

  • WTF?

    Short and to the point. Good. Makes more of an impact than some long drawn out message.

  • bereal

    RACHEL NR 22

    you are so right, good!!!!

    and jolie looks so old and ugly
    fake

  • http://www.flawedhollywood.com Paul
  • Croatian girl

    wonderful!!!!

  • Indie

    Jared, thanks for putting up a thread about the refugee day, it is good to know that seven years after she was awakened to the need of those that barely made the evening news, her commitment to that cause is as strong today as it was seven years ago. Of course now it is cool to be called a humanitarian, but as always, she leads where others follow. Seven years is a long time to be actively involved in a cause and it seems with her she will be involved for life.

    May her life continue to be enriched by love, joy and happiness, it seems as if the more she has given of herself the more she has been blessed with richness of life that is beyond financial and professional success, the sort of joy that her detractors have never had and may never know.

  • chantall

    Angilina seems pretty kool i cant wait to go c her movie!

  • em

    Angelina Jolie as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador has done so much for refugees worldwide from Africa to asia , Iraq and South America. She not only brings attention to refugee causes but financially helps displaced refugees fleeing from their country. Angie is so admirable, she doesn’t just talk but actually act more to help out. With her celebrity stature, she doesn’t have to after all these years but she actively chooses to be part of the solution of refugee oppression, displacement and justice. Her humanitarian work for refugees has given her life more meaning, purpose and humility. Kudos to the UNHCR and to Angie for doing what no other agency is doing for world refugees.

  • SASHA

    ANGIE,
    YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST.

  • http://Nelah Neleh

    This is my last comment , but to ‘micro’ what part of that clip deserves the worldly’. This is a serious issue. I can’t believe people get up in the morn to be vile. It’s so unnecessary. I believe what you put out is what you get back. So maybe you should focus your energy on things you appreciate.
    Did you even listen to what she said? The words ‘rape,’abused’ survivor’. I speak for me and I wouldn’t mind if you ska-daddle else where. Don’t mock. Good day. Try and think be4 you type. We are more alike than different, we are humans aren’t we. Not trying to over step boundaries since I’m new but I’m never ceased to be amazed.

  • http://Nelah Neleh

    This is my last comment , but to ‘ #16 micro’ what part of that clip deserves the word ‘ugly”. This is a serious issue. I can’t believe people get up in the morn to be vile. It’s so unnecessary. I believe what you put out is what you get back. So maybe you should focus your energy on things you appreciate.
    Did you even listen to what she said? The words ‘rape,’abused’ survivor’. I speak for me and I wouldn’t mind if you ska-daddle else where. Don’t mock. Try and think be4 you type. We are more alike than different, we are humans aren’t we. Not trying to over step boundaries since I’m new but I’m never ceased to be amazed. Good day.

  • http://Nelah Neleh

    My post posted twice. I typed ‘wordly’and left out ‘ugly ‘the 1st time. Excuse me. Nelah.

  • em

    The worldwide problem of refugees from Sudan, Iraq, Columbia, Myanmar, etc. is alarming. To posters who have nothing good to say but come to this thread immaturely and personally attacking Angie- SHAME ON YOU!

  • vidstr1

    go Angie!

  • angel

    trolls are fuc*ing losers,this about displaced people,stop the whining and stay out of the thread

  • Please

    Please just ignore the Jen fans.Lets keep the message of hope for the refugees.

  • alia

    yay new thread!

    You go Angie!!
    Ang is such an amazing and inspirational person.
    I will be sure to bring awareness to as many people as I can about World Refugee day…

    Thanks Angie for making the world a better place :D

  • showers of blessings

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

  • soft

    Someone is using the “micro” name.

    I am NO longer using this name.

    I am NO longer using “micro” anymore.

    I am NO longer using “micro” anymore.

    I am NO longer using “micro” anymore.

  • alia

    2004: World Refugee Day:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=67jLRhQCrOo

  • BAMPZS+2

    Thanks to Angie and to people working hard to give hope to the hopeless.

    May God continue to bless them and their family

    Angie is a wonderful person in and out wish her save delivery

    Also to all the troll i know troll/hater are also refuges because their mind is not at peace. As this week mark refuge week MAY GOD GIVE YOU TROLL/HATER PEACE OF MIND SO TAT YOU WILL STOP HATING.

    MAY LOVE FILL HATER/TROLL MIND SO THAT PEACE WILL REIGN OVER THE GLOBE.

    AMEN

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