Jolie donates $100K on World Refugee Day
Posted June 21, 2012
It's no secret that Angelina Jolie holds a special place in her heart for the world's millions of refugees. She also holds a special place in her wallet for that group.
Jolie filmed a special message and plunked down $100,000 of her money to show refugees just how much she cares and she did it on World Refugee Day, which was Wednesday. The actress serves as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and in a UNHCR statement urged the world to pay greater attention to the displaced.
"UNHCR believes even one 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. ... 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."
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