Lesbian.com, June 23, 2012
Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day on June 20 by donating $100,000 to assist Syrian refugees. The actress-cum-activist made the donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and released a statement through the UN calling for “durable solutions…for refugees.”
Jolie is an UNHCR Special Envoy and is assisting with the group’s
global social advocacy campaign, “Dilemmas”, which aims to help fight intolerance and xenophobia against refugees. Through the campaign Jolie and a host of other celebrities echo the same strong message: No one chooses to be a refugee.