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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 to get involved.

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# 2
creativegirl @ 06/18/2008 at 10:17 am

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

# 3

thanks jared

# 4
angel hair @ 06/18/2008 at 10:18 am

angie’ starting to resemble marcheline bertrand a little there

# 5

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

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
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.

# 6

she is indeed beautiful inside and out

# 7 @ 06/18/2008 at 10:29 am

Angie is inspiring.

# 8

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

# 9

Very nice. Just keep it moving Angelina.

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

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

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

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

did she bring her guns?


Mrs. Smith @ 06/18/2008 at 10:42 am

Thanks Jared!

Angie is truly the epitome of beauty inside and out!

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.


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.

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…

very nice of her to care

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

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.,,20207488,00.html

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