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Almost one sixth of the world's population (about a billion people) don't have access to clean drinking water.
Mandy Moore is doing her part to help by urging Congress to act to help solve this awful problem.
Daaaaamn, Angelina Jolie!
You're making everyone else look bad! But you're doing something amazing, so we'll let it slide… ha!
Angie donated $100,000 on World Refugee Day 2012!!
Here's what she said, eloquently:
“Unfortunately, the world is producing displaced people faster than it is producing solutions to displacement. And the solutions are not exclusively humanitarian – they are also political. The international community should rededicate itself to preventing conflict, addressing it when it erupts, and solving it more quickly. For that is the only way to create durable solutions for the refugees whose strength inspires us on this World Refugee Day.”
She is SO focused on helping others — we love it.
Here is her whole message:
UNHCR believes even 1 person forced to flee is too many. And it’s true. Every individual refugee matters. Each has their own story. Each has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day.
We risk forgetting the individual when we speak in numbers, but the numbers tell an important story. In the past year 4.3 million people have become displaced. There are still 2.7 million refugees from Afghanistan. 12 million people are stateless. And for the fifth consecutive year the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide exceeded 42 million.
Sadly, a person who becomes a refugee is likely to remain one for many years – often stuck in a camp or living precariously in the city of a developing nation. 70 per cent of refugees under UNHCR’s protection have been in this situation for more than five years. Their safety and well-being depend on the continued generosity of those countries who have kept their borders open to refugees, and on the vital efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance wherever and whenever it is necessary.
Unfortunately, the world is producing displaced people faster than it is producing solutions to displacement. And the solutions are not exclusively humanitarian – they are also political. The international community should rededicate itself to preventing conflict, addressing it when it erupts, and solving it more quickly, for that is the only way to create durable solutions for the refugees whose strength inspires us on this World Refugee Day.
So precise, and so to the point!
More people with her kind of means need to step up like this.
The world needs it!
The world appreciates you, Angelina!
[Image via WENN.]
The one thing we've been saying for YEARS around here at FitPerez.com is that more countries need access to mass-produced donuts.
Well, it looks like someone was listening, because Krispie Kreme is about to open 80 stores in the country!
These will be added to the 690 stores in 21 countries world wide.
Like we said: finally.
Anyone else feel like places are just fine without it??
[Image via AP Images.]
Starting next week, over 2,200 bicyclists and 600 volunteer “roadies" will make a seven-day (June 3-9), 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise more than $11 million for the world’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser. Impressive!
Representing 16 countries and ages 18 to 83, participants will raise money to support the HIV/AIDS-related services of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
According to Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center:
“There are 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, with gay and bisexual men disproportionately affected. In California alone, as many as 7,000 people become infected each year. That’s why AIDS/LifeCycle is so important; the services it supports are critical, both to serve those living with HIV and to stop the spread of this disease.”
YOU can sign up for next year’s AIDS/LifeCycle HERE!
Also check THIS out to see a day in the life on the ride!
The current issue of Men's Fitness magazine has Beto Perez, creator of Zumba, on the cover.
He's the man who turned something ordinary, into the world's largest dance-fitness class EVER!
Awww! What a wonderful thing to do!
Kelly Bensimon went to Haiti with Generosity Water, an organization building clean water wells in developing countries. She even visited one of the wells that she raised money to fund — which is now providing clean water to over 500 people every day.