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Angelina Jolie: Ecuador Trip for UNHCR

Angelina Jolie: Ecuador Trip for UNHCR

Angelina Jolie makes her first field visit since being appointed Special Envoy of UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres on Sunday (April 22) in Berrancabermeja, Ecuador.

The 36-year-old actress met with residents in a village located on the banks of the San Miguel border. The isolated location makes them vulnerable to the Colombian conflict and limits their access to rights.

Angelina was on hand to assess the current situation for refugees.

She also met with a man named Plinio, who is growing beans as part of an agricultural project supported by UNHCR to encourage self sufficiency and improve nutrition in the community.

The field visit comes a day after Angie and fiance Brad Pitt jetted to the Galapagos Islands with their kids.

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  • ariella

    She looks lovely as usual.

  • Oh boy!!

    God bless u Angie for all your hard work.

  • sasha

    There goes our girl. She not only talk the talk but walk the walk as well. I think of so many people that will die before they even venture into a forest like that. She look absolutely at ease and at home with these people.


  • ariella

    While she is in Ecuador learning about the situation you have the low brained motley crew whinging about things that are none of their business…sure shows the comparison beween low lifes and the intelligent Jolie.

  • truth

    The evil hens keep trying to hurt Angie with their mean speak but Angie just keeps on doing her good works and loving her man and her family. I can not believe that anyone thinks Chelsea Handler is either funny or relevant. She is nothing but a brute of a friend and Aniston should know better. But as we have learned through the last 8 years. Karma is a .itch. The hens always end up looking bitter and jealous. Ireally do hope Aniston get married soon to her gigolo man. So tired of the whole triangle thing that the tabs and blogs keep bringing up after 8 years. That’s right 8 years Brad has been free of that woman and still they try to hang on.

  • Rose

    Talk about a multi-tasked, doing her UN work, taking care of her children, being Brad’s woman, and planning a wedding. What time is left for Angie to give a damn what horse face CH has to say about her. CH is just a fly in the ointment, insignificant in Angie’s world.

  • Lara

    What an amazing and inspirational lady.
    Kudos to Angie for everything she does for those in need.

  • Fassdong

    Saint Angie! Such a wonderful and beautiful woman.

  • Dd

    An inspirational person!!!

  • guest

    Angie is such good person. She’s the girlfriend or “Girly Girl” I would like to have a conversation with. I have a feeling she would sit you down and say your man, children and life problems are nothing compared to what I have seen or heard.. So snap out of it.

  • Jane

    She’s an amazing strong woman being, but don’t idolize her , please. She probably dislikes fanatics.

  • Jane


    She’s an amazing strong woman being, but don’t idolize her , please. She probably dislikes fanatics.

  • Oh boy!!

    PT can u please move ur Ticky TMZ marriage write-up to this thread, thx.

  • Worthless Ang

    The US government is responsible but this tart will never speak out, only play the game.

  • dogs tilt their head slightly

    when they listen

  • Growing Beans

    String Bean is da house

  • Where is HER RING?

    She already forgot her ring?Why would any newly engaged woman take off her ring unless her engagement was a big PR stunt and not a real engagement?She must be wearing her ring only in front of papz and not at home.

  • cudo

    Queen Angelina!

  • Dee Lewshnl

    Love this woman!
    Bet I’m on the wedding guest list.

  • Mikado

    @Fassdong: Oh gosh. What average age and intelligence have AJ’s fans to say such a thing?
    Saints with anorexia are very earthly, have issues and need therapy, you know..

  • sullivan

    Jolie takes her work with the U.N. seriously. She goes where others won’t and does what she can to focus the world’s attention on people who desperately need help. There will always be those who sit on their arses and bang out insults on their computer about her humanitarian work. So what? They aren’t doing anything to help anyone, but they’re harmless. Useless, but harmless.

  • dawne

    She’s like a long legged colt.

    Keep on keepin’ on, Angie. Every bit helps when the rest of your famous sistahs in the biz are busy getting their manis and pedis and lining up at the dermi’s for their botox touch ups….. you’re in some bug infested forest caring about the have nots.

    You’re definitely in a league of your own and the first one to recognize it is Brad dat’s why he’s putting the gigantic ring on it. Smart man, definitely your equal…….

    read peeps JP issue ystda and there were a few ‘insider’ comments that indicated Brad and Angie are in a really good place with the kids being out of babyhood and gelling with the family………..and that Brad and Angie are always complimenting each other and showing great respect and affection for each other around the kids……..likely why the kids behave so respectfully at all times. You learn what you live. Also ‘friends’ commented about how much in love they are. That they often hang at home staying in their pajamas all day……..girls doing art projects and the boys in the back yard with their toy guns. A big and loving family.

  • notyourfriend

    Hey, Chelsea Handler….Angie doesn’t care about what u have to say cuz she’s busy saving the world, unlike u trying to save a friend who didn’t want to be married woman(mother, wife) just wanted 2 b boring next to Brad


    Angie makes me proud to be her fan!!!! You have a great heart Angie. You have been blessed with so many wonderful things in life that is why the name-changing troll is jealous. You have BRAD, healthy KIDS and a TOP NOTCH CAREER. Good KARMA goes back to you a million fold!

  • anustin

    here goes my girl,anjie.doing her very best!!!!! bravo!!!! bless ur heart.

  • Kaylee

    She truely is an inspiration. So many celebs talk the talk, and give, in relation to their salaries, pitiful amounts to charities they ‘support’ whenever they seem to need good press, but AJ walks the walk. She literally puts herself in harms way, and gives a third of her earnings to charity projects around the globe. thats incredible
    I know people detract from her work with the UN saying its not enought to ‘make up’ for her wildchild ways or that its all a front because shes a ‘homewrecker’ (rolls eyes)and she wants good press but she doesnt have anythinig to make up for. so she had a wild youth-so what?people can’t change? Her book was incredible. she admits herself that the things she saw and heard changed her, changed who she was, as well as adopting her son.. thats not a lie. she really does this because its the right thing to do, because she can’t not. BRAVA ANGIE

  • fyi

    Google Translation

    Angelina Jolie, takes stock of the social problems plaguing Colombian refugees in Ecuador

    U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres on Sunday made an inventory of the main problems affecting thousands of Colombians have taken refuge in the province of Sucumbios , north of Ecuador.
    Jolie “is visiting Ecuador,” said the UNHCR office in Quito said the actress, who spent last week together with the actor Brad Pitt, in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, since receiving this appointment diplomat on April 17, made his first visit to Ecuador in that condition.

    While it was a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR, Jolie met at least 40 visits to the world in the last 10 years, including two trips to Ecuador to assess the situation of Colombian refugees in Ecuador swarm.
    “Ecuador is the country with the largest number of refugees in Latin America”, has held the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, who has pointed out that the country hosts some 56 000 displaced by violence in Colombia and has approximately 21 000 applications for asylum . “Ecuador shelter receives 1,300 requests a month,” revealed the UNHCR in Quito.

    The agency also stated that “many refugees live in remote and poor areas of Ecuador, very near the border with Colombia.”

    Jolie visited several impoverished areas of Sucumbios border with the Colombian department of Putumayo, and met in Quito with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, to “discuss the situation of refugee protection.” But not revealed details of the meeting.

    On Saturday, the actress was in Lago Agrio, also known as Nueva Loja, capital of Sucumbios, where at least 60 percent of the population are refugees. “They live in extreme poverty and some rent houses on land contaminated by a nearby oil well,” said the UNHCR.

    Among the main problems detected among refugees Jolie is growing poverty, joblessness, education and health, the latter affected by pollution from the oil industry in the area.

    Jolie also met with a popular Colombian refugee, Marianera, with whom he had met in 2002 and 2010. “We need help, but nothing happens so far,” said displaced by violence 12 years ago when one of his sons was killed in Colombia.

    Jolie and Pitt and their six children returned to the U.S. last night

  • anustin

    the woman with a heart of GOLD!

  • show the fugees your 1M ring

    and now the boo hoo goo goo eyes…ain’t she great?

  • scam

    the family vacation is a charity write-off for the UNHCR visit

  • annon

    Jolie-Pitt Family Beach Day In Galapagos — See Tons of Pictures!

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrated their engagement news by taking their six kids on vacation in the Galapagos Islands and over the weekend the whole crew hit the beach together. Brad donned a wetsuit to splash around in the waves with Zahara and Pax while Angelina stuck on dry land in a flowing black dress. Angelina’s beach look is a familiar one — it’s reminiscent of what she was wearing for the first Brad and Angelina couple pictures in Africa with baby Maddox. On this trip, Angelina fussed with their pink umbrella while the twins Knox and Vivienne played in the sand. Pax also tested out the waters while Shiloh explored. At one point all eight of the Jolie-Pitts climbed back into the raft that brought them to the boat they were using to check out all the island. Angelina broke from family time to do some UN work on Sunday, but for the most part it was a relaxing adventure for the Jolie-Pitt crew.

  • dawne

    Ticky is such a coarse, cynical potty mouth Brad must revel every day in the sweetness that is Angie…..the way she speaks, the way she is non judgemental, eloquent and classy in her expression……the polarized spectrum of what he was subjected to for five years…….

    I think his mother is very much like Angie in her speaking style and gentleness …. loving and family oriented…… wonder he was ganja king during that marriage ..he was with a woman who did not resemble the woman who raised him. She was more of a neurotic one night stand he someone came out of a fog and realized he had married in a weak moment. He will always see that period of his life as the ‘Dark and Dead Years.’

    The fact that the Underhandjob is ‘dreaming’ of Brad returning to Ticky just tells me that that very convo has taken place when Ticky was plastered and babbling…….and weeping… else would it become a latent issue in the small evil brain of her bestie? She is no more over losing Brad than she was the first week he burnt rubber on his way outa the driveway.

    There are still comments on these other sites with sad fcuks still dreaming that Brad is merely Angie’s latest accessory and she will bore and dump him soon and he will reunite with poor little Jenny.

    What must it be like to be Brad and have this soap opera shite following him day in and day out……….statute of limitations..perfect way for him to express his frustration in this regard. He follows, as much as he is able, Angie’s example of turning the other cheek, but I’m sure there are time he would like to pen his own tell all and get the bish gone once and for all.

  • Chiara

    Why does she have photographers at every event? So many other famous people do charity work without publicity quietly behind the scenes without every event being a photo op.

  • Rose

    #11, we are fans of Brad and Angie on this thread. We admire Angie for how she has turned her life around. We admire her hard work, and dedication for the cause that is dear to her heart. These two people are admired for all the good they do in this country and around the world. Wishing more women could take a page out of Angie’s book, and instead of putting other women down, do something to lift us up. Chelsea Handler, and SS I’m looking at you. Angle doesn’t spend her time boozing, gossiping, sunbathing, excessive exercising and backbiting other women. I’ve never heard a person who have met Angie said anything but glowing remarks about her beauty, kindness and how down
    to earth she is. Another thing, when a man falls out of love with you for whatever reason, let him go. Wish him well and find yourself someone to love you. Wishing SS and CH get on with their life and move on.

  • anustin

    those pix on A&B+6 with the kids and anjie……too cute.

  • Carbon Copy

    She’s full of class and love for those in need. Keep up the good work Jolie-Pitt family!

  • Jane Patton

    That’s our girl, Angie. So caring and compassionate.

  • 234

    ——-new thread ——

  • Passing Through
  • new thread

    ————– new Jolie Pitt family at beach thread——————

  • anustin

    lol ..i really want therouxniston to get end.

  • Passing Through

    # 13 Oh boy!! @ 04/23/2012 at 10:15 am +3

    PT can u please move ur Ticky TMZ marriage write-up to this thread, thx.
    Here ya go….
    ROTFLMAO at Ticky “leaking” to TMZ that she and Squiggy are getting married in Greece in July. We knew that ho wouldn’t let the engagement go by without doing something. What’s really funny is that TMZ got that story from Star because they had it 2 weeks ago. They quoted someone who claimed to be Ticky’s cousin (last name Anastassaskiisssisisakakisissiaakis) and he said that Ticky was getting married in Crete this summer – and gave deets about some of the locations she supposedly looked at while she was there. Now TMZ is reporting the same thing. If the Star story wasn’t true then she hustled over there to make it true after the engagement was announced. Huvsy issued his usual denial to Star, but…see…this is why I love to rag on Ticky. Ho is sooooooooo predictible. She waited a week and started leaking info about this supposed Greek wedding to Star. Now Huvsy will come out and deny it and the media will blow up with “Angie vs. Jen – Race to the Altar!” stories. Game on, Tickster. The difference is – the whole world is waiting for Brad and Angie to marry. The only people who care about Ticky’s potential wedding are gossip sites/hens/tabloids. I hope Ticky does marry Jeangolo. That shite will be the gift that keeps on giving…

    Also, here’s the denial at Gossip Cop. Everybody knows that Huvsy is a bold-faced liar so it could be true and he’s just doing his usual lying. Then again…it’s Star magazine…
    Except there’s just one tiny thing wrong with this story.
    Star’s “source” is a complete FRAUD, and is not related to Aniston whatsoever.
    A rep for the actress tells Gossip Cop, “She is not getting married in Greece and we are not even sure who that person is who claims to be her cousin.”

  • Passing Through

    BTW – The Star issue I’m talking about is the one with the hilarious photo of Ticky that we had so much fun making laughing at. Def one of the worst Photoshopping jobs of an ugly woman I’ve ever seen…

  • noelle

    shes not a saint, no one is but shes close enough! :) i respect her for helping and taking interest in these matters. shes the perfect spokesperson for the UN: she is a superstar who people love and look up to and she and Brad are always helping where they can… they could have spent all their money on shoes or cars instead so kudos to them. keep up the good work, Angie!

  • anustin

    hehehee…miss P.T. we are on the same dying for Maniston to marry the justlegging man.

  • UN Lip Service

    Spec. Envoy Jolie is the perfect choice.

  • Rose

    Channel surfing over to the view. Woo pie brought up on hot topic CH saying Angie is not a girls girl. Woo pie as you may know has worked wirh Angie in the past, Woopie said, Angie is a girls girl. She also said CH should stop with this vendetta, woo pie wanted to say more but Sherry jumped in saying CH, in other words taking up for her friend because she remembers the hurt SS went through. We the fans know CH and SS was not friends at that time in SS life. Anyway, Joy, said CH should Give it up, she cannot take on her friends pain and only make SS looks desperate.

  • Passing Through

    # 418 new pics @ 04/23/2012 at 6:15 am
    credit JPS

    JP family Have Fun in the Sun in Galapagos
    # 420 new pics @ 04/23/2012 at 6:36 am

    credit JPS

    The JP Boys at Turtle State Park in Galapagos

    LOL at Viv laying down on the beach. She’s like, “Mommy, when are we leaving? I am sooooooo over the beach now.”
    Also, Knox is getting tall…but WTF does Maddox have on his feet?

  • Passing Through

    One last thing about the TMZ story they stole from Star – apparently Star themselves borrowed the story from the NE which had it the week before. They do this a lot – move a story from NE to Star because Star sells better than NE. Here’s the link to the Gossip Cop story on the NE faux Greek wedding, too. This one is dated April 4th. The Star story was dated April 11th.

  • Passing Through

    # 31 annon @ 04/23/2012 at 10:47 am
    LMAO at Shiloh wearing a “Jaws” t-shirt on the beach. I’m sure she hasn’t got a clue about the movie but obviously Brad and Angie do. That’ll be what the tabs pick on this week – “Angie Throws Shiloh To the Sharks!”