On World Refugee Day 2012, June 20, the “Changeling” actress donated $100,000 for the U.N’s work in helping Syrian refugees, Just Jared reports.
Jolie, who is UNHCR Special Envoy, released a statement regarding the situation of refugees. Here are some extracts:
“UNHCR believes even 1 person forced to flee is too many. And it’s true.
Every individual refugee matters. Each has their own story. Each has
suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise
up to live another day.”
“Unfortunately, the world is producing displaced people faster than it is
producing solutions to displacement. And the solutions are not
exclusively humanitarian – they are also political. The international
community should rededicate itself to preventing conflict, addressing it
when it erupts, and solving it more quickly, for that is the only way
to create durable solutions for the refugees whose strength inspires us
on this World Refugee Day.”
What do you think of Angelina Jolie‘s latest humanitarian act?