Angelina Jolie, Maddox Visit Refugees

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As Brangelina deals with threats from America's enemy, one half of this gorgeous duo is proving that nothing will stop her from helping those less fortunate.

Indeed, Angelina Jolie took a break from shooting her latest film, A Mighty Heart, and spent Saturday touring an Afghan Sikh refugee camp in New Delhi.

Angelina the Goddess

Jolie, a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, took five-year-old son Maddox along as she visited refugees, listened as they played religious music, and chatted with students.

Roughly 9,500 Afghan Sikh fled Afghanistan for India after the Taliban seized power in 1996 and targeted non-Muslims.

The wife of Brad Pitt sat in a one-room home where a refugee from Myanmar lives with her three children. The woman, one of the 1,750 refugees who have fled Myanmar to India since 1982, told Jolie that she and her children left after her husband was arrested by the military government in Myanmar.

"I am grateful to the refugee families who spent time with me and shared their stories. They are remarkable, courageous people," Jolie said in a statement released by the UNHCR.

On Sunday, Jolie met with Indian Junior External Affairs Minister Anand Sharma and praised India's efforts to assist the refugees.

"The wonderful thing that I have learned since I have been in India is there are many, many needs for your own people and yet you have all been so gracious and been so open to so many refugees over the years," the actress told reporters.

Oprah Winfrey and Bono couldn't be prouder, we're sure.

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