Jolie-Pitt Mark Refugee Day with $1M Donation and Emotional Speech

Jolie-Pitt Mark Refugee Day with $1M Donation and Emotional Speech

jolie-unhcr.jpg Actress Angelina Jolie commemorated World Refugee Day in Washington last week. She is the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for refugees and has visited refugees in countries around the world rallying support for their cause.

She and her partner, actor Brad Pitt, donated $1 million Thursday to help more than two million Pakistanis displaced by fighting between the government and Taliban militants.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation also donated $2 million in September to help children in Ethiopia stricken by disease.

Jolie tearfully thanked invited guests at the ceremony where an award was presented to a former refugee now helping others to survive upheaval. (Watch two videos below)

COMMENTS

  1. good on you ange – I always thought if I had a pot load of money I’d use it for causes like this – you are a wonderful humanitarian, indeed you are just a human doing what we all should be doing – making equality happen all over this planet so everyone has clean water, food, a roof over their heads and safety for us all