It’s been nearly a decade since Angelina Jolie was last in Ecuador but she’s back! With cheeseburgers in hand (we’re kidding – there can’t possibly be a McDonald’s in Ecuador), Jolie returned to check to see how things have changed and to raise awareness about unaccompanied minors and violence against female refugees.
“It’s been eight years since I was last here and UNHCR’s presence has grown considerably,” Jolie noted after her arrival in Ecuador. “They are going into the thickest parts of the jungle to reach the refugees, who are living in very remote locations and in desperate conditions,” she added.
“I wanted to come back and meet with vulnerable people and focus on violence against women and unaccompanied minors,” Jolie explained. “I am so happy to be able to reconnect with some familiar faces, refugees I had met with during my 2002 trip.”
Jolie and her bangs were part of a PSA released earlier this week to commemorate World Refugee Day this Sunday.