Our culture has a tendency to go from one terrible crisis to the next.
But the problems that we slowly devote less attention to are sometimes still going strong.
Angelina Jolie hopes to put the spotlight back on the terrible events still happening in Syria with this new video that features
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Eddie Izzard is known for being one of the funniest comedians, not only in England, but in the world!
Just because he knows how to tickle some funny bones - that doesn't mean life is all giggles for him!
He proved that point when he went to Syria to meet with some of the child refugees over there, and what he found was just heartbreaking!
We cannot believe the squalid conditions these CHILDREN are forced to survive through, and it's just awful that these kids have been put in such a desperate situation!
We're glad to see this man bring awareness to a place that so desperately needs it.
Check out the video of Eddie Izzard's investigative report by clicking PLAY (above) !!!
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The girl must be feeling on top of the world right now!
Who says you can't have it all???
Actress Angelina Jolie has been caught up in pre-wedded bliss ever since the announcement of her engagement to Brad Pitt, and already, it looks like the gifts are pouring in!
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today that Angie has now been named a special envoy for the organization!
After committing over a
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Just another day in the life of Saint Jolie!
Yes, Mz. Angelina Jolie visited the Turkey and Syrian border this week to meet with Syrian refugees as part of her duties as an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
During her visit, Angie will meet with some of the 9,600 people who have fled the violent protests occurring in Syria.
Just before she arrived, Turkish authorities held a banner that read:
"Goodness Angel of the World, Welcome."
As always, it's so wonderful to see her continue to use her fame to cause awareness around the world.
[Image via Abaca USA.]
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Mia Farrow will be presented with the Marian Anderson Award, which recognizes artists whose leadership benefits humanity, at a ceremony in Philadelphia on May 11th.
The actress and activist is very vocal about refugee causes, especially children in war-torn regions.
The prize is named after opera star Marian Anderson, who became the first black soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC in 1955.
Such an honor!
[Image via WENN.]
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We love when celebs do good, and model Lily Cole is doing just that.
The gorgeous 22-year-old is taking her Christian Aid role seriously and has spent some time visiting a camp for Burmese refugees.
Of her visit at the Nai Soi camp in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, Cole reveals:
"It's a difficult idea to get my head around. It's been one of the most moving trips of my life.
The camps offer a refuge for people who have nowhere else to feel safe and secure."
Currently, there are over 145,000 Burmese refugees living in just nine camps along the border of Thailand. Some of which have been living there for decades. The camp Cole visited is occupied by about 15,000 refugees.
As for Lily’s role, she’s helping with the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal which will “provide displaced families around the world with the support they need.”
Click HERE to learn more about the Christian Aid and how you can help.
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