Angelina Jolie's World Refugee Day 2012 awareness
Baku, June 14 (AzerTAc). Angelina Jolie has recorded a PSA for World Refugee Day 2012, which takes place June 20.
“Every minute, eight people around the world are forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution,” the 37-year-old actress and UNHCR Special Envoy says in the video.
In a new PSA, Jolie points out that there are over 43 million refugees around the world. That's 43 million human beings displaced from their homeland.
Of those in need, UNHCR provides life-saving assistance to nearly 34 million.
The organization's goal is to share the poignant stories of refugees so that people across America will extend their generosity, concern and support.
Jolie has served as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for more than a decade, and has visited refugees around the world. For that, our hat is off to her.