Angelina Jolie Speaks On Behalf Of Refugees

June 18th, 2009 // 5 Comments

Actress, activist and charitable giver Angelina Jolie appeared today alongside UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres to call on the world to recognize millions of victims of conflict around the world not as a burden but as a potential gift.

As an American, she said, “I know the strength that diversity has given my country — a country built by what some would now dismiss as asylum-seekers and economic migrants — and I believe we must persuade the world that refugees must not be simply viewed as a burden. They are the survivors. And they can bring those qualities to the service of their communities and the countries that shelter them.”

“The refugees I have met and spent time with have profoundly changed my life, “Jolie added. “Today, on World Refugee Day, I want to thank them for letting me into their lives.”

Jolie was supposed to meet with Hilary Clinton today, however the Secretary of State fell and fractured her right elbow. She’ll now have more time to take Maddox and Pax sightseeing in Washington D.C.

Gallery Info: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador attends the 2009 World Refugee Day at National Geographic Society

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Alyssa

    Atta girl…
    at one point in all our lives we need to humble ourselves to understand where and why, help and compassion are needed. We have the power they have the people…

  2. Alyssa

    Atta girl…
    at one point in all our lives we need to humble ourselves to understand where and why, help and compassion are needed. We have the power they have the people…

  3. BILDERBERGS 'R' TERRORISTS

    What the UN thieving, murderous, terrorists will never let their puppet whore say is, “9/11 was an inside job” which is proved by thermite found in the dust. They won’t let her say that thermite in the dust proves that the 9/11 Commission Report is a pile of b.s designed to deceive the world that the UN plans to murder and rob until they achieve their goal of turning everyone into low-wage slaves.

    All their puppet whore is allowed to say is whatever’s on the script they’ve given her. They also write Obma’s scripts which is why that monkey puppet sounds so retarded.

    What’s that saying? Retards of a feather flap together.

  4. Who Cares

    I’m so sick of her. Doesn’t she have like 18 kids? Yet, she’s off globetrotting – doing this, doing that, trying to look so “humanitarian.” Why doesn’t she start caring about the 36 kids she has? Put them in a school, give them a stable home life, give them some structure rather than dragging them from place to place.

    Angie is so 2000 and late.

  5. Charity Chic Loser

    Who cares, I completely agree with you. I would add that all these two is give away a portion of the money they make selling pictures of their kids to people magazine. The fact that they whore out their kids to raise charity funds instead of taking the money out of their bank accounts, is sick. And then they only give a portion of it. More than $20 million for those pix so far, but less than $10 million went to charity.

    And they never do anything nice for anyone without bragging to the ENTIRE world about it. Isn’t charity doing something nice for someone without expecting anything in return? For every million they give, they get back twice that in PR and additional box office receipts. Smug, self-important people who’ve managed to convince their fans that they are saints. Ugh!!!

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