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Angelina Jolie donates $100,000 to Syrian refugees
Actress Angelina Jolie speaks ahead of a screening of her new film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) on May 29, 2012 in London. AFP Photo /Dan Kitwood/POOL
Actress Angelina Jolie speaks ahead of a screening of her new film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) on May 29, 2012 in London. AFP Photo /Dan Kitwood/POOL
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BEIRUT: In recognition of World Refugee Day Wednesday, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie donated $100,000 to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to help Syrian refugees.

“UNHCR believes even one person forced to flee is too many. And it’s true. Every individual refugee matters,” Jolie said in a statement released following the donation, according to Us Weekly.

“Each [refugee] has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day,” she said.

“We risk forgetting the individual when we speak in numbers, but the numbers tell an important story,” she said.

“In the past year, 4.3 million people have become displaced. There are still 2.7 million refugees from Afghanistan. Twelve million people are stateless. And for the fifth consecutive year the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide exceeded 42 million,” she added.

The actress and her fiancé, Brad Pitt, have a history of charitable donations.

In December 2010, the couple donated a reported $2 million to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, the country in which their adopted daughter Shiloh was born.

 
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