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Angelina Jolie: Support Libyan Refugees!

Angelina Jolie: Support Libyan Refugees!

Angelina Jolie urges support of Libyan refugees in a new statement released on Wednesday (March 2).

The 35-year-old actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador spoke from Kabul, Afghanistan and shared that she’s met with refugees struggling to survive.

“As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety – whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts,” Angelina said in a statement (via THR). “All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”

“With these new waves of uprising and conflict, there is and will continue to be massive new displacement. The world needs to address this moment. We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don’t want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands,” Angelina added.

“As the world’s attention shifts to the newest refugee crises, we need to remember that if we don’t support people in the long term to really get back on their feet – to feed, shelter and educate their families, to earn a living with dignity, and to participate in meaningful ways in their societies – we will see a continued cycle of instability and new crises,” she concluded.

FYI: You can check out a new video of Angie over at UNHCR.org!

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# 1

SOME1 SHUT THIS STINKING ***** UP… POOP MUNCHER

# 2

at least one ‘celeb’ is paying attention to the matter!
thanks angie :) <3

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Moony_Aragorn @ 03/02/2011 at 12:40 pm

She’s such a sweetheart. She’s an inspiration for us all. Some people just can’t accept the fact that she’s a beautiful person inside and out!

# 4

home-wrecking baby collector

# 5

Does the US even accept/take in refugees anymore or is there a cap?? I know us Canadians seem to get all of them here and we do our share, we are like that, but does US?.

# 6

What an amazingly inspirational lady, bravo Angie. She truly knows what’s really important in life, love her and god bless her and Brad and their children.

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Angelina Jolie, UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador, issues appeal for civilians and refugees in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya
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KABUL, Afghanistan – UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie today voiced deep concern for the tens of thousands of civilians caught up in two separate and fast-unfolding emergencies: Côte d’Ivoire and Libya.
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“As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety – whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts,” Jolie said. “All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”
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In Côte d’Ivoire, fierce fighting in the Abobo district of Abidjan and clashes in the west over the past few days have blocked access for humanitarian organizations and brought the country perilously close to all-out civil war. Thousands of people have been displaced in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial hub, and refugees have been streaming across the country’s western border into Liberia in unprecedented numbers. Eastern Liberia is already dealing with more than 70,000 Ivorians who have arrived there since the presidential election of late November.
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At the same time, UNHCR is worried for thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers, and irregular migrants still inside Libya and in circumstances of considerable danger. Few of these have been able to make it out of Libya and into either Tunisia or Egypt – where most people leaving the country have been heading. On Tuesday, UNHCR said it was particularly concerned for sub-Saharan Africans who have become vulnerable because of suspicions that they are foreign mercenaries. Amid chaotic scenes at the Tunisian border, UNHCR also issued a joint appeal with the International Organization for Migration for a massive humanitarian evacuation for people fleeing Libya into Tunisia.
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“With these new waves of uprising and conflict, there is and will continue to be massive new displacement. The world needs to address this moment. We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don’t want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands,” Jolie said.
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The acclaimed actress was speaking from Kabul, Afghanistan, where she has been on a low-profile two-day visit to listen to the problems of returned refugees still struggling to survive and reintegrate almost 10 years after returning from exile.
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”As the world’s attention shifts to the newest refugee crises, we need to remember that if we don’t support people in the long term to really get back on their feet – to feed, shelter and educate their families, to earn a living with dignity, and to participate in meaningful ways in their societies – we will see a continued cycle of instability and new crises,” Jolie said.
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UNHCR is rallying support from donors and other humanitarian and development agencies to redouble their efforts to help returning refugees reintegrate in Afghanistan.
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http://www.unhcr.org/4d6e5e736.html

# 8

From the last Brad thread, Hollywood Reporter has a pix at the link:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-urges-help-libyan-163315

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Text of the Hollywood Reporter from last Brad thread:From the Hollywood Reporter (pix at link):Angelina Jolie Urges Help for Libyan Refugees
11:38 AM 3/2/2011 by Lindsay Powers
We don’t want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands,” says the actress, who is currently in Kabul, Afghanistan.
With Angelina Jolie’s most recent film, The Tourist, finished in theaters, she is focusing on her other role: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
The actress spoke from Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday to urge support of Libyan refugees, affected by growing unrest and protests in the country against leader Muammar Gaddafi, and those in Africa’s Côte d’Ivoire, which is on the verge of a civil war, according to the UN.
“As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety – whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts,” Jolie said in a statement. “All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”
“With these new waves of uprising and conflict, there is and will continue to be massive new displacement. The world needs to address this moment. We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don’t want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands,” Jolie said.
The actress has been in Afghanistan for the past two days to listen to the problems of returned refugees who are struggling to survive 10 years after returning from exile.
“As the world’s attention shifts to the newest refugee crises, we need to remember that if we don’t support people in the long term to really get back on their feet – to feed, shelter and educate their families, to earn a living with dignity, and to participate in meaningful ways in their societies – we will see a continued cycle of instability and new crises,” Jolie said. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-urges-help-libyan-163315

Passing Through @ 03/02/2011 at 12:51 pm

# 567 Mister IUC @ 03/02/2011 at 11:53 am
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Reality and IUC are anethema to each other. Crack and IUC, however, are old lovers and go together like shite and a towel bowel. In fact I can see the big t u r d himself circling the drain as I type…

thank you angelina for your support ! you are the best and we love you !

the haters are there again ? you are so pathetic

out on a limb @ 03/02/2011 at 12:55 pm

THIS JUST IN:
ANGIE SUPPORTS CUTE BABY SEALS

Passing Through @ 03/02/2011 at 12:55 pm

I see the trolls are Johnny on the spot with the new thread. Aside from the low pay being a troll is the easiest job in the world. Just hang out smoking crack until Jared puts up a new Brad or Angie thread – then cut and paste the same comments you’ve been posting for 5 1/2 years. It’s almost idiot proof. Almost.

Passing Through @ 03/02/2011 at 12:58 pm

LOL! Dang…that was a really comeback I had so I gotta correct my typo so it reads right!
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# 567 Mister IUC @ 03/02/2011 at 11:53 am
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Reality and IUC are anethema to each other. Crack and IUC, however, are old lovers and go together like shite and a toilet bowl. In fact I can see the big t u r d himself circling the drain as I type…

@MANniston: She isn’t supporting you *******, this is about people who are facing genocide and trying to make it one more night. America doesn’t want to get involved and step into any country that doesn’t have oil for them to exploit.

My Lord, we have a crisis of international proportions and we still have stupid trolls on this thread? We have a spammer and sundry haters. What kind of people are these?

@jimmyjo: Are you kidding? Canada does not let refugees enter like they’d like us to think. America is even worse.

She has no idea how the world works. I don’t care she saw pain of all the places in the world. She saw it, not lived there. She has no idea how it is to live in the country where soldiers come and rape and kill you in your own home. I’m truly sorry for the people who need to leave their homes and run from being killed and having nothing a have no idea where to go and what to do. But these people are also desperate and ergo dangerous. They need help but on the international way. Nothing pises me more than Hollywood actress telling me what to do. Most people here don’t give a s… about Libya. And even more don’t know who Kaddafi is and which continent Libya lies. She should shut up or I’l start to think she does it for publicity. She should let people from OSN and NATO do their work. And every person to think of it himself. She’s laughing to the people living in tragedy by giving “touching” statements. Shame on her.

fanjoliepitt @ 03/02/2011 at 1:00 pm

@nina they are jealous because Angelina said something important unlike the other maniston talking about mascara in his interviews !

When will Angie admit that she makes her money as part of the corporate war machine that drives continuous profitable war, injustice, and human suffering throughout the world?

I suggest everyone take matters into their own hands and urge their local new stations to pay a little more attention. if everyone continues to sit at home with a bag of chips watching Real Housewives we’ll never get anywhere.

@WBPfan: what an amazing woman, Angelina is. She has become one of the greatest Humanitarian in our generation.

doublestandard @ 03/02/2011 at 1:05 pm

kaiser @ 03/02/2011 at 12:41 pm

This is the real home-wrecker, she wrecks her home and no one say anythin, well, no one pay attention to her anyway.

http://www.popsugar.com/Courteney-Cox-Bikini-Pictures-Busy-Philipps-Bikini-Pictures-Hawaii-14575057

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