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Angelina Jolie Visits Somali Refugees in Kenya

Angelina Jolie Visits Somali Refugees in Kenya

Angelina Jolie (wearing cap) stops to listen to a Somali refugee speak in the Dadaab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somali border on Saturday (September 12) in East Africa.

The 34-year-old Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Agency) undertook a day-long visit to the camp to highlight the forgotten plight of the refugees from Somalia and to appeal for solutions for the overcrowding.

Angie has worked with UNHCR since early 2001.

UPDATE: Video added below!

Angelina Jolie – UNHCR Trip to Kenya
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Photos: Boris Heger/UNHCR
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  • Halo

    Oh my. Angie cares too much about others and not enough about herself. She needs Food. It’s wonderful to see a big star do stuff like this though and be so committed. but she should take btter care of herself first.

  • Jane

    Thanks for countering your Meghan Fox trash with stories like this.

  • fresh

    I adore this woman.

  • http://justjared.com Ms.JOLIE4ever!

    There is one Angelina Jolie.

  • debra77

    Thanks jared.. now this is something to blog about. enough of Megan and that drama.

    She must be home by now or on her way. They release pics when she is done. So glad she is keeping her UNHCR work front and center.. even when she is on down time with the family.. I hope she goes to Spain with Brad on Friday. If not we still have Brad.. Lovely that they are at home enjoying this time. Sad that even though they are out of the media the tabs can’t let them go.. Such an amazing woman. and an amazing couple.

    The Jolie-Pitts rule.. kick major as*s and are the most obsessed over couple in the history of Hollywood.. 5 years and counting..

    OK I’m sure the haters are getting the smoke signal that there is a new thread and will be here soon..

    Love Angie so..

  • blah blah

    Yawn saint Angie is at it again. I mean it’s great she helps and all but doesn’t she have kids at home who would like their mother around. With all the press and work she does you would think she’s want to hangout with her family. And no I’m not a Jennifer Aniston fan, can’t

  • blah blah

    stand her either

  • http://justjared.com Ms.JOLIE4ever!

    There is only one Angelina jolie.

  • Gorgeous

    Its so sad that Somali people are being victims of a government that cannot handle a growing Islamist insurgency of radical terrorists being funded by Arab countries to kill as many black people that they can find. Sudan and Somalia are just the beginning.

  • marina

    she is doing what she loves beside raising her family. Kudos for her, and yes, it is great to see a big star do stuff like this though and be so committed, most just worry about the next party, the next line in her face and her next tanning session.
    .

  • Jamie

    Is Angelina sick? She looks very gaunt and pale. I hope she is taking care of herself. Sometimes when you have so much love to give, you forget about you. Please, I hope Angelina is okay and not sick.

  • lola

    How is she so thin but so energetic. I don’t eat for a few days and I get exhausted. There must be some sort of trick to it. Vitamin B shots perhaps?

  • bdj

    Thanks for the thread about AJ humanitarian trip to Kenya. “Taken time ” away from her family to help others and shine a light on the plight of many refugees, who have been away from their “homes and families” for years is a good thing. Refugees who are living in war torn countries, extreme poverty and despair. Through her example, her children and others willing to listen, will learn about helping others and being of service. It is not all Malibu, tanning and hair. AJ has been a UN Ambassador since 2001 and take her UN duties seriously.

  • Jill

    # 6 blah blah @ 09/12/2009 at 4:32 pm
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    And WTF have you done today besides take up air and space?

  • susie

    there she goes again. i suppose we should now ask the pope in rome to declare her a living saint. but wait, cannot do that. impossible. can’t have someone who violated one of the top 10, thou shalt not committ adultery, as a saint. wouldnot go over very well.

  • Notajoliefan

    Thanks to FF photoshopper !

    Should be interesting to see how much she pictures herself instead getting attention to the displaced people:

    http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4272/joliestripstorefugees.gif

  • Gigi

    GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

  • judgmental?

    I don’t understand those out there that are sooooo judgmental of her work.
    She has celebrity status, so when she does these things they make news. That’s part of why she chooses to do so. Also, reaching out to other countries is good PR for the U.S.

  • erica

    Finally someone is drawing attention to the plight of Somali refugees again. One thing I have to say, this woman is truly courageous…I heard about conditions and dangers in refugee camps and even though she has security, there is no guarantee that her and the people around her will not be attacked.

    I applaud Angie, she doesn’t have to do any of this, and she is really engaged in pushing human rights and putting attention on the plight of refugees. I think she is one of the few celebrities (like Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn) who really take their human rights committments seriously.

  • Joe

    She is a a TRUE SAINT…Mother Theresa..an Audrey Hepburn.
    omg..I bow to her tireless work for the UNHCR since 2001 WOW

    what a class act w/a heart of gold!!!!!

  • Kate bosselin

    @Ms.JOLIE4ever!: no sh!t sherlock, there is only one of each of us dee dee dee

  • sissysissy

    Thanks Angie for ur works!

  • bdj

    Notajoliefan @ 09/12/2009 at 4:42 p
    All I can do is shake my head at some of you rabid hens and your conspiracy theories. Geez, I guess ass and crotch shows in Mexico, showing your naked parts, suing Paps for taking naked pixs and smoking weed and having an on-set photographer for your lame walk abouts require a congressional medal. Whatever troll.

  • Halo

    good point jaime. im not a hater. her mother died of Cancer so she has to watch out for her own health. i hope she`s ok, too.

  • Freitag

    she has a guilty conscience. She has a palace with 35 rooms. The animals have an enclosure for $ 55,000

    You are a liar !!!!!!

  • Lurker

    This is why I admire this woman, she is the least pretentious actress out there and she deeply cares about the refugees. As for all the overweight ones talking about how thin and gaunt she looks, get over yourselves. She was never and will never be as fat as you are, deal with it. Maybe you should try Jenny Craig or some other diet out there and stop obssessing about Angie’s weight.

  • blah blah

    @14 Actually I didn’t do much today but play some golf. During the week I am a dentist. One day a week, I volunteer at various local schools and day care centers, where I teach kids about oral hygiene.

    Now, what did you do today?

  • Gaby

    What an amazing heart. Both Brad & Angie are saints.
    I am forever a loyal fan.
    They certainly WALK the TALK. hats off!!!!

  • d9

    Thanks for pointing out that Angelina was the one “wearing a cap”. Otherwise, I would not have known which person in the photo was Angelina.

  • Jill

    # 15 susie @ 09/12/2009 at 4:41 pm
    there she goes again. i suppose we should now ask the pope in rome to declare her a living saint. but wait, cannot do that. impossible. can’t have someone who violated one of the top 10, thou shalt not committ adultery, as a saint. wouldnot go over very well.
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    Stupid susie. Angie didn’t commit adultery. Brad committed adultery. He was the one who was married, not her. Check your definitions before you embarrass yourself further on here. Your co-freaks in the boo-hoo sisterhood may be stupid, but we aren’t.

  • debra77

    @blah blah:

    What are you talking about. she made a one day trip. She wrapped Salt months ago.. so where do you think she has been With her family.. Stop being so hateful.. She is with her family EVERYDAY.. I guess because you don’t see pics it can’t happen..

    They have been out of sight for weeks. And the minute people see her or Brad they scream PR.. YEAH it is PR regarding the trip.. She is supposed to bring awareness. that is the JOB she has. She does not take a camera crew with her. The UN has their own PR people who release the information about her visits AFTER they happen.
    I really don’t care if you are a fan or not.. She has been doing this for over 8 years.. If it is a ploy she is really running it into the ground. She has been dedicated and committed before her relationship with Brad..

    cr JJ Angelina’s field missions @ 09/12/2009 at 1:34 pm * September 2009, Kenya
    * July 2009, Iraq
    * February 2009, Thailand
    * October 2008, Afghanistan, more here…
    * August 2007, Iraq and Syria, more here…
    * February 2007, Chad
    * December 2006, Costa Rica
    * November 2006, India
    * November 2005, Pakistan, more here…
    * May 2005, Pakistan, more here…
    * December 2004, Lebanon
    * October 2004, Sudan
    * October 2004, Thailand
    * June 2004, Chad
    * April 2004, Arizona, United States
    * December 2003, Egypt
    * December 2003, Jordan
    * August 2003, Russian Federation
    * April 2003, Sri Lanka
    * March 2003, United Republic of Tanzania
    * December 2002, Kosovo province of Serbia and Montenegro
    * October 2002, Kenya
    * June 2002, Ecuador
    * May 2002, Thailand
    * March 2002, Namibia
    * August 2001, Pakistan
    * June – July 2001, Cambodia
    * February 2001, Sierra Leone

    Dislike her acting and movies.. but don’t attack her dedication to these causes.. that is hitting below the belt.. And every fan should call you and others out on that fact every single time..

  • d9

    Thanks for pointing out that Angelina was the one “wearing cap.” Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known which person was Angelina!

  • Mrs.Beady

    She’s amazing. Just for everyone’s information, church groups (and other groups in the community) normally have opportunties to go to different countries for vaccine/medical/dental and food programs a couple times a year. If Ms. Jolie inspires you and you don’t mind donating your time and effort you can volunteer to help in this way too! Help make the world a better place and have an adventure along the way.

  • jjb lurker

    some-one actually took the time to analize those pics?
    i hope to god the loser who did the jolie photographer vs U.N photographer is also an aid worker helping people around the world?
    doubt it, some slag who hates angelina, if you care some much about refugees take in what angelina is trying to show you.

    you care more about trying to hurt angelina jolie rather than the pooe refugees.
    no-one will look if angelina is not in the pictures. what is the point of angelina going to these places and NOT being in the photos?
    no-one cares if angelina’s not there, a random aid-worker could take pics and say angelina was here but we did not picture her?
    no-one would care.

    there is reason for angelina to be in the pictures. the whole purpose ofa goodwill ambassor is TO BE IN THE PICTURES. people will look at angelina and the situation around her.

    we all know angelina is accompnied by translators and other U.N workers, no big reveal there.

  • Pau_Gasol Fan#16

    Now that I see this. I totally I’m a fan of Angelina and respect her!

  • Halo

    number18, i agree. there`s so many easier ways to get publicity other than 9 years of consitaant dedicated work with unhcr. i think people who think it`s fake dont understand the conditions. they probably think there`s a walmart down the dirt road

  • Jill

    # 27 blah blah @ 09/12/2009 at 4:47 pm
    @14 Actually I didn’t do much today but play some golf. During the week I am a dentist. One day a week, I volunteer at various local schools and day care centers, where I teach kids about oral hygiene.
    *************************************************************************************

    Oh honey, please. Like they would let somebody as ignorant as you into dental school. Yeah, I can accept the one day a week volunteer stuff, but what do you do the other six? Sit on your 200-lb ass and spew garbage on the internet about a woman who is worth a thousand of you? Figures.

  • Whore Croft

    @Gigi:

    Please god, feed the queen!!

    She’s almost transparent! Damn! Didn’t know that you can even be skinnier then Somalic people!

  • UnHCR released pix

    @d9:

    The UNHCR caption for the pix mentioned the cap, not JJ. You see there are people in this world who are not aware who Angelina is, they just know someone comes to listen to them and seek assistance for them.

    You are an ignorant heifer.

  • Jill

    # 36 Halo @ 09/12/2009 at 4:54 pm
    i think people who think it`s fake dont understand the conditions. they probably think there`s a walmart down the dirt road.
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    The people who post that garbage probably have never been five miles outside their own trailer parks, never mind visited a third-world country. I’ve been to places where home is a corrugated tin shack, the toilet is an outhouse if it’s not a hole in the ground, and shoes are strips of rubber sliced off old tires. Most people in this country have no idea how good they have it here.

  • PRPRPRPRPRPRPRONLY

    She needs to stay has ass home and take care of those 6 refugees of her own with NO REAL HOME!!!!

  • cj stjohn

    @blah blah:

    Maybe her children are with her even though they are not photographed…ever think of that?

  • yikes

    She looks sickly.

  • Jill

    # 41 PRPRPRPRPRPRPRONLY @ 09/12/2009 at 5:02 pm
    She needs to stay has ass home and take care of those 6 refugees of her own with NO REAL HOME!!!!
    **************************************************************************************

    So what have you fed your kids today? Besides corn flakes and red pop?

  • i am a name changing troll

    http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4272/joliestripstorefugees.gif

    ^
    can u imagine how much hate for angelina jolie this person has?
    and who-ever made this hates themselves so much?

    angelina jolie will never see this gif. angelina fans can see this gif is made to make angelina look bad. we know angelina has to be photographed on U.N trips.

    the U.N has many pictures of the same thing. angelina does her best to help the U.N and the refuugees.

    not to mention that most of those comparison pictures were taken maybe 15/30/60 mins apart.

    just think of the rage some-one has to have to spend time making a gif to try and out angelina as a fake. ignore this gif, even if angelina is told to be in a certain pic, it is only to make sure the U.N and the refugees get more money and angelina has to maximize the situations

    THERE IS A REASON FOR ANGELINA TO BE FRONT AND CENTER!
    so people pay attention.
    just jared would not even have this thread if angelina was not the pics.
    news agencies would not put these pics up if anglina was not in them.

    sure if angelina took pics herself and she wasn’t in them, it bit make a bit of a ripple, but only with angelina jolie’s name printed in a small corner.

    what is the point of angelina going to these places and NOT being in the pics. angelina is to work for the u.n but only takes pics? lolol

  • Jill

    # 38 Whore Croft @ 09/12/2009 at 4:56 pm
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    LOL ROTFLMBAO!!! Couldn’t stay away, could you, Assley? The minute you saw Jared had a new Angie thread up you had to haul your 300-lb ass over here. You have been on this blog for

  • Jill

    oops, got cut off… FOURTEEN HOURS STRAIGHT posting bullshit. You’d better see your doctor and get your meds increased before you have a total meltdown. And believe me, it ain’t going to be pretty when you do.

  • oh Ffer loser

    @PRPRPRPRPRPRPRONLY:

    Angelina and Brad have six children. While Mama Angie is seeking to bring some help like food, shelter, clothes, to children who lack everything and have zero, Papa Brad is home holding down the home front. Such lucky children.

    Jealous bitter woman you show yourself to be.

  • Whore Croft

    Oh wow, 14 hours? Good of you to notice Jill! That means that you’re spending your time the same way I do! But you’re the frustrated one to keep track of it.

    Chapeau!

  • Whore Croft

    By the way, who the fcuk is Assley? One of your imaginary friends?

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