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Angelina Jolie Speaks Out On Behalf Of Political Refugees In Africa

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Angelina Jolie speaks out against violence in Africa

As part of her work as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for refugees, Angelina Jolie is speaking out against the deadly political turmoil in the African nations of Libya and the Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire.

The actress called upon the world "to address this moment" in a statement she released today through the U.N., while in Kabul, Afghanistan, saying:

"As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety—whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts. All I'm asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed."

We hope her message gets through to the world because tens of thousands of people have been displaced in the Ivory Coast with many fleeing to Liberia.

The U.N. has issued a joint appeal with the International Organization for Migration for a humanitarian evacuation for people trying to escape Libya for Tunisia.

Angelina's statement continued:

"We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don't want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands."

Absolutely! We'd hate to have that on our conscience.

Keep up the good work, Angelina! Thank you for being a voice for those who can't be heard.

[Image via WENN.]

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17 comments to “Angelina Jolie Speaks Out On Behalf Of Political Refugees In Africa”

  1. 1

    I highly doubt that Jolie actually wrote that statement. Have you ever heard her speak? She babbles…

  2. 2

    Yeah uh that's about all she does is talk talk talk….she could just adopt them all. Nice moves Angie, still trying to protect that fragile body…uh I mean image of yours.

  3. 3

    I truly respect her for what she does. I was skeptical at first by her but she seems really knowledgeable about these issues. Go Ange.
    And really refreshing from all these Charlie Sheen, Snooki and Kardashian news I heard today.

  4. 4

    what about darfur sudan??? why not there? because it is muslims killing black non muslims. christan and those with local trible gods.

    george clooney is the exception.

    the un is a joke

  5. 5

    What is Charlie Sheen's opinion on Africa?

  6. mw says – reply to this


    God bless whatever she is doing there..and here we are following Charlie Sheen with baited breath - disgusting. I strive to do even a fraction of what she does for her fellow human beings..

  7. Sam90 says – reply to this


    Re: straighticketvoter – oh well bravo you`ve been successfully brainwashed by your awesome american media. The problem there isnt really about muzzies against others, its north against south, and there are many muslims in the south who are being treated badly just liken the others…now Sudan is seperated anyways.

  8. 8

    Re: gemmaraeRe: lynx333 – People like you are what make the world a terrible place to live in, you do nothing and yet you criticize those who do….so sad

  9. 9

    Re: mw – WHAT exactly she does apart from talking. WHOS gona hear her?.

  10. 10

    Re: bleahf – you heard her didnt you?

  11. 11

    STFU Angelina…..your publicist wrote that anyway

  12. 12

    It's condescending! If you're a good person you don't steal men from other women, which Angelina has a pattern of doing. And nice women have girlfriends… Angelina has taken the crap from her childhood and visited that upon strangers. Evolve woman, then you will deserve some respect.

  13. 13

    YAWN…..why does anyone even care about her anymore. She's such a boring cliche now……go back to your 10,000 Third World orphans and ArmPitt.

  14. 14

    I'm sure she actually came up with those statements herself… not.

  15. 15

    Maybe she should get her ass back here and help out the orphans and homeless children our wonderful fellow Americans have abandoned.. It might garner her a bit more respect. America does help the countries she does…though we have failed Darfur , not helping it's citizens but aiding its terrorists. Israel has done a better job there than we have.

    I think she does an amazing amount of good to the world compared to MOST folks but charity should start at home. Give our homeless children hope so they too can help change the world for the better. There is no reason a twelve year old should become a "rent boy" to the creeps here so they can eat.
    We need to take out the creeps!

  16. 16

    Angelina has been a US ambassador for over a decade, using her megaprofile to draw attention to the dark regions of the world that may otherwise be forgotten. For those who have not heard Angelina's live interviews, she is highly articulate and incredbly well versed on the cultural intracacies perpetuating the violence. Rather than elbowing her way through the Hollywood clones to be seen at the latest gig (despite oscar nom for The Tourist) she is drawn to this crises and her potent message has receieved the ubiquitous media attention the UN could never have achieved without her added voice. What AJ understands is the political impotence that silences many western politicians. Thankyou Perez, obviously your intellect is quite above that of many readers, thankyou for using your forum to further highlight this ever growing crises.

  17. 17

    I struggle to comprehend how so many people ignore the good that media attention will do for those trapped in this volatile situation. Such parochial, rigid, facile, unintelligent comments. I'm assuming it's a night in for the trailor park brigade, I can almost smell greazy bacon, flat beer and flatulence and cigaarette smoke, not evolved you poor dears. Fortunately you willl never have to try to hold down a conversation with Angelina, she's a universe out of your league.