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Angelina Jolie Thanks Lampedusa for Hosting Refugees

Angelina Jolie Thanks Lampedusa for Hosting Refugees

Angelina Jolie visits the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday (June 19).

The 36-year-old actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador thanked residents for hosting more than 40,000 refugees who have been fleeing the unrest and violence in north Africa.

Angelina traveled from Malta, where she made a stop at detention facilities, which held people waiting for their asylum requests to be processed.

“Malta has saved many lives, but it is the daily conditions on the ground that are of most concern. We’ve spoken about our shared concerns about making sure asylum claims are processed as quickly as possible so no one is sitting in a prison-like situation and waiting on a decision about their status,” Angelina said.

“They are not asking to go to any particular country, they just want to find safety to work and to have freedom,” she added.

On Friday, Angelina was in Turkey where she met with refugees at a camp near the border with Syria.

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  • noplace

    beyond generous and beautiful person

  • Josephina

    Beautiful women, INSIDE and OUT.

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Josephina

    Ooops, meant to say “woman” instead of “women.”

  • love

    Everyone always talks about her lips but what about that bone structure and perfect cheekbones???!!! WOWZA. Its my favorite feature about her.

  • Premalee

    Angerlina has a beautiful soul.

  • noplace


  • Appletini

    Such an inspirational woman! Your children, and all the other children i’d the world are lucky to have you as a role model.

  • Cora

    omg dude this chick needs to crawl under a rock somewhere…just shut up already.

  • fug

    old and fugly now.

  • I think so

    has she dumped Brad yet?

  • noplace

    Charity always starts at home! You want your kids to have a better life? Do like Angie does actually do something or do a lot like she does.

  • Frenchy


    Helllo alll, Waving to fans. Hope you all had a good weekend.

  • getalife

    Wow, I just love this woman and continue to reach out for those who have nothing and I am praying for her,brad and the kids.

  • Appletini

    *in* not i’d, stupid phone autofill lol.
    @ Cora, if she “shut up already” as you think she should, then she wouldn’t be doing her job. You need to go find someplace else to play.

  • Spongebob

    NATURALLY BEATIFUL!!!!! Yes, her face is like an angel, her soul is so devince. She don’t need to have a cosmetic surgery until she get as old as funiston. She not wearing any make up and yet she looks so amazingly beautiful, let’s see fugly funiston without make up and you can see your grandma profile in her face. More botox please!!!!

    Anywayz, let me not waste my time talking about fugniston because my beautiful idol is on top of everything. Brad is so proud of her and so are her children. She’s showing good example to her children, give to others and you shall receive. She is trully blessed. Wonderful human being.

  • Spongebob

    her soul is so devine… i should say.

  • AJJA

    Just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. This is what true beauty looks like. No makeup, unadorned hair, conservative outfit, and she’s radiating. Make it home safely, Angie.

  • reeven


  • amyyy

    is she looking healthier? <33

  • Tina

    No wonder Brad loves Angelina so much, she has a heart of gold.


    Angie first became a UNHCR Ambassador in 2001 and now a decade later she has continued her dedication to helping others and through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and Angie’s and Brad’s other various organizations like Make It RIght and the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation they have donated tens of millions of dollars and contributed greatly to society with their many programs they have started. They have not stopped in their dedicated and will. This dedication is truly admirable.

  • I think so

    she should have a good time and party in Italy like it’s 1999. Brad and his blonde weave/ nappy britney spears extensions and high maintenance botox facial sessions got her looking like the life is being sucked out. she looks pretty here in the sun she needs a tan anyway.

  • teri

    What an inspiring and caring woman. This is the exact reason Brad fell in love with her along with millions of others.

  • Angelina

    Finally something else in hollywood to admire other than celebs with their latest designer fashion trends, bikini bods, tans, and hair. Angelina is of real substance and it shows in her full life of a loving family, success as an artist, and humanitarian dedication. She has changed and blossomed into a beautiful woman inside and out.

  • teri

    You bitter and hateful jen fans need to be ashamed of yourselves.

  • juju

    I think so
    7 years w the same crap
    for what?
    u poor sicko
    angelina returned to malta
    after the ceremony
    it’s just a 15 min

  • miho

    Angie is angel

  • blehhh

    wow JJ is team jolie I see. my negative comment was not accepted. how biased! bleh.

  • umm

    Angie must be at home with Brad and their children already. From Malta to Lampedusa , it takes less than an hour. She left Lampedusa after her visit.

  • noplace

    You peenistons suck it and stop pissing and shiting on good deeds!

  • BradhasPitts

    Angie looks like a tranny.

  • seriously?

    “They are not asking to go to any particular country, they just want to find safety to work and to have freedom.” Seriously? Are you freaking kidding me?

    Angie is a beautiful woman, but she should quit talking about things she knows very little about. She obviously knows nothing about European politics.

  • juju

    10 years as
    a goodwill ambassador
    11 years working
    w the UN

    is an

  • Dakota

    Thank You Angelina!

  • Lihhtt

    I still remember all her weird emo interviews back in the 90s with her tattoos,short jet black hair, big bulbous nose,blood loving leather wearing. She’s a freak! she just wants attention,.

  • teri


    She must know something because they chose her to go and not you.

  • teri


    And boy is she getting alot of positive attention, people love her.

  • a fan

    Angelina is an amazing woman. She is so dedicated to her man, her children, her job as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and as an actress.

  • I think so

    @juju: WOW! someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed?

  • rotflmao

    i type like
    I think
    Rosie O’donnel

  • LUYN

    TO I think so :

  • rotflmao


  • fyi

    Popsugar has Brad onset pictures on Sunday. He is looking hot.

  • OT

    Gerard Butler’s pix up there cracks me up. Doesn’t he look like a mad scientist?

  • getalife

    seriously? @ 06/19/2011 at 11:59 pm : moron, what do you do ???
    Angelina been doing this for over 11 years and listen 3rd of her salary goes to refugees … So, she has every right to talk about cause you moran just sit at your computer and waste yourself by comments on things that you don’t even know.
    Stick with the hair and toe nails cause thats what you pathetic human beings care about.
    Please, got read you tabs cause your will never understand what Angelina the UN are doing.

  • an oldie

    Do you know what color the girl who won the Miss USA chose for her evening gown competition? Yep, EMERALD GREEN.

  • amy

    just curious, has brad ever been single for long?

  • Mrs Smith

    Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she wonderful, isn’t she precious…
    How do I love thee, Angie? Let me count the ways…
    Your beaming fan, Mrs Smith. Big hello to the awesome JP fans!!!

  • luvangie4ever

    She’s such an inspiration! Angie has done so much for someone so young, she’s truly living a very full life. A true and rare beauty within and out.

  • http://ja slig o lambert^________^ cute

    angelin like befor she was young and look beautiful