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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.

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  1. 1
    juju Says:

    first

  2. 2
    creativegirl Says:

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

  3. 3
    pete Says:

    lovely
    thanks jared

  4. 4
    angel hair Says:

    angie’ starting to resemble marcheline bertrand a little there

  5. 5
    rien Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    maysie Says:

    she is indeed beautiful inside and out

  7. 7
    betty@yahoo.com Says:

    Angie is inspiring.

  8. 8
    raye Says:

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

  9. 9
    Frenchy Says:

    Very nice. Just keep it moving Angelina.

  10. 10
    Belle Says:

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20207488,00.html

  11. 11
    becca Says:

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

  12. 12
    sera Says:

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

  13. 13
    Nice Says:

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

  14. 14
    real deal Says:

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

  15. 15
    S Says:

    did she bring her guns?

  16. 16
    micro Says:

    UGLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  17. 17
    Mrs. Smith Says:

    Thanks Jared!

    Angie is truly the epitome of beauty inside and out!

  18. 18
    josh Says:

    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.

  19. 19
    jJ Says:

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

  20. 20
    Andy Says:

    She is great

    http://www.flawedhollywood.com

  21. 21
    Nelah Says:

    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.

  22. 22
    rachel Says:

    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…

  23. 23
    peace Says:

    very nice of her to care

  24. 24
    maria Says:

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

  25. 25
    jjb Says:

    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

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