VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Says You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Says You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee-photo

Continuing her renowned humanitarian streak, Salt actress Angelina Jolie appeared at the commemoration for 2009 World Refugee Day in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. (The actual World Refugee Day falls on June 20.)

During the event, Jolie—who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency—gave an impassioned speech calling for compassion for the world's displaced and downtrodden.

“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," Jolie told the assemblage. "They are the survivors. And they can bring those qualities to the service of their communities and the countries that shelter them."

Check out a video of the speech below:

Have your say in the comments section: What do you think of celebrities who get invlved in humanitarian mission?



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  • badia

    just remember if he turn on his wife for you how long will it take before he turn on u. A real man will not pursue a best friend cause things not right at home but he would be man anuff to work it out or leave the marriage. Can't knock him for that for seeing other women. i know one day when hes siting by him self he will realize his faults for give him self and leave the one person who has intervene from the start when he was having problems. Thats when he can be free

  • Juan Avila
    Juan Avila

    KatS is way 2 chula for Him,

  • kashmire1

    she is an amazing role model for young women!

  • lol

    post the video of her on anderson cooper. I've noticed that she looks better in video. she looked so young and fresh on Anderson 360 last night.