VOA Burmese Blog

April 27, 2010

Angelina Jolie Visits Burmese Refugees…

Filed under: Uncategorized — voaburmese @ 3:24 pm

( AP photo; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)

It’s undeniable that we live in a celebrity crazed world. Almost any media outlet you go to, from People Magazine to the New York Times, carries the latest celebrity scoop, “Who’s wearing what? Who’s dating who? And…who’s pregnant?” Well, aside from the interest in fashion and personal lives of celebrities, I’ve also found that people are interested in listening to what celebrities have to say when it comes to human rights issues too.  Meet Angelina Jolie…

( AP photo; Jolie in Thailand)

Angelina Jolie has made headlines for more than just her pretty face and multicultural family; she has been noticed and commended for her efforts as a humanitarian spokesperson around the world. She’s UNHCR’s (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) goodwill ambassador, and has visited refugee camps to meet and talk with displaced persons from over 20 countries which include Sierra Leone, Haiti, Cambodia and Burma.

( AP; Jolie and Pitt with their 2 oldest kids)

I found this video of her in our Video Library. The AP had taped her visit at a refugee camp in Thailand where she spoke with the displaced people of Burma.

Angelina Jolie visits Burmese refugees:

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