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Angelina Jolie's message for World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie launches new public service announcement in support of World Refugee Day

  • By Kelly Crane, Senior Reporter, tabloid!
  • Published: 12:37 June 20, 2011
  • Tabloid

World Refugee Day campaign
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  • A screen grab from the World Refugee Day campaign called Do 1 Thing.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Monday launched a new public service announcement in support of World Refugee Day called Do 1 Thing.

In the 35-second clip the actress - renowned for her humanitarian work - asks viewers to "Do 1 Thing" and "visit the of the United Nation's Commission website on Refugee's to learn how you can help aid the many families in need".

Jolie visits refugees who fled Libya, Tunisia

World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20, a day honouring the courage, strength and determination of those who have been forced to flee their homelands due to war, persecution and terror.

Jolie has been a US Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nation's High Commission on Refugees since 2001 and believes just one person - man, woman or child - being forced to flee is one person to many, as the video shows.

"You go to these places and you realise what life's really about and what people are really going through. These people are my heroes," she has said of her work with refugees.
 

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