Angelina Jolie speaks out on World Refugee Day

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Angelina Jolie meets schoolgirls in a village in Afghanistan

Academy Award winner and Special Envoy of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie is speaking out about the plight of refugees on the occasion of World Refugee Day.

Ms. Jolie has seen firsthand the enormous challenges that refugees face.

“No one chooses to be a refugee. Today, 43 million people worldwide have been displaced. We remember them.”
(Duration: 14″)

Jolie uses her status as a superstar to generate media coverage about the plight of refugees and the conditions under which they live.

World Refugee Day is being observed under the theme: Refugees have no choice. You do.

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