Angelina Jolie Stands Up For Yemeni Refugees

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We now pause from the Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston drama for some actually true and important news: Angelina Jolie is putting on her humanitarian hat again.

This time, it's Yemen's refugees who have her full attention. The star praised a group aiding the Yemenis at the U.N. Refugee Agency Awards in Switzerland.

Jolie was nothing short of inspiring at the Geneva-based agency, honoring Yemen's Society for Humanitarian Solidarity with the agency's top annual award.

Brad Pitt With Angelina Jolie

The organization was honored for helping thousands of Somali refugees and migrants who flee to Yemen in smuggler's boats across the Gulf of Aden.

"Desperation fueled by a vicious combination of drought, famine and conflict has driven tens of thousands of people from the Horn of Africa," she said.

"We must not forget what is happening in this part of the world."

"Imagine how desperate these people must be, when their only alternative is to risk death at sea and put their lives in the hands of ruthless smugglers."

Jolie was also recognized for her work as an U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the past 10 years. But she downplayed that and focused on the task at had.

"I'm so grateful - I don't want to cry - to the refugee families that I have the honor and privilege to spend the last years with," she said. "From them I've learned so much. I've learned to be a better person, a better mother."

"They've inspired me by showing me the unbreakable strength of the human spirit."

Being a part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees staff since 2001, the star says she wishes to continue with the UNHCR for another 10.

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I like this program.am an artist but l need a mentor and financial support.

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ADOPT ALL OF THEM. HEY, JOLIE, WHY DON'T YOU START HELPING OUT WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED STATES, BEFORE YOU HELP THE REST OF THE WORLD. ALOT OF AMERICAN BORN KIDS, NEED A HOME.

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angie is the best...

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For the one who commented that it's pathetic she can't stand jennifer aniston to outdo her.. you cannot even compare the 2 women and their lives there is nothing remotely parallel between them other than their connection to brad pitt. From the movies and roles that they choose to the way they live and prioritize their lives it's as different as night and day. Her work at the UN has spanned 10 years with actual field work that is close to 30 countries you cannot fake that kind of commitment and if people will continue to say demeaning things and call this PR, Famewhore then you are just blinded by unexplainable hate to see it for what it really is.. compassion, maybe you can learn a thing or 2 about it.

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Why can't these ppl do some good for there own counrty ??????

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I cant believe this woman even though its a good cause. But dont you think its awfully funny while Jennifer Aniston is doing the Breast Cancer awareness month she comes up with this. Pathetic she cant stand for Jennifer to out do her!!!!

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A wonderful woman.
angelina jolie as which the person in the world has extolled you.

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Brad and the children are very lucky. Angie's a beautiful woman,actress,mother,activist,and humanitarian. I love her. Keep up the great work angie. It's a relief tn hear good news instead of tabloid trash lies.

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Angelina has matured tremendously from the days of her previous marriage to where she has allowed her fame to work for her. With the intentions of bringing security into the lives of children who's childhood could have been a totally different story than the healthier
lifestyle of worldly travel and hands on love and attention. There is Nothing that could stop her from being a target because of her humanitarian efforts,but she along with George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and only a handful of other stars risk their lives by entering countries in other parts of the world who's political agenda might be something different than the culture, and freedom that we easily take for granted!!

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@ Free Britney,
Thank you for the update on Angelina. Thank you for enlightening your readers about "a truth" that the rag mags will totally ignore. The Hollywood Gossip's primarily intention may border on entertainment, but at the same time acknowledging News from other parts of the world that show the unkind plight of others allow the reader to be educated about injustices that occur Not only in America, but in the rest of the whole as well. My opinion has Not changed, Angelina Jolie remains awesome as a Mother,Partner, Humanitarian and Award Winning Actress. PEACE!!

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