5 Inspirational Angelina Jolie Moments

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SEATTLE — Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning American actress, film director and author. Despite all of her fame and fortune, Jolie still has a heart of gold. The Oscar-winner began her journey and interest in humanitarian affairs in 2000 after traveling to Cambodia to film “Tomb Raider.” Soon after, she began to work with UNHCR and personally traveled into the field. In 2001, she was officially named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Ever since, Jolie has accomplished over 40 field missions in some of the most remote areas of the world, inspiring many of her dedicated fans. Below are some of the most inspirational Angelina Jolie moments.

Angelina Jolie in Chad

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Jolie visited a refugee camp during her trip to Chad in 2007. She was amazed by the sense of hope she encountered among the refugee families.
Sources: UNHCR, Per-Anders Pettersson

Angelina Jolie Helping Immigrant Children

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In 2008, Jolie teamed up with Microsoft Word to begin a new initiative, Kids in Need of Defense, to help children of parents who are struggling with United States immigration proceedings.
Source: Trend Hunter

Angelina Jolie in Ecuador

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In 2010, Jolie traveled to a village in Ecuador to highlight the abuse and hardship faced by women and children refugees.
Source: NBC

Angelina Jolie Helping Haiti Victims

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After the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, Jolie and husband Brad Pitt issued a statement calling for help. The couple also donated $1 million to Doctors without Borders in order to send help to Haiti victims.
Source: Marie Claire

Angelina Jolie in Afghanistan

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In 2011, Jolie flew to Afghanistan to visit families who had returned home from the recently closed Jazllozai Camp in Lower Skeikh Mesri.
Source: Marco Di Lauro

Jolie has dedicated over 14 years of service to support disaster relief, environmental conservation, vulnerable children and international law and justice efforts across the globe. Her devotion has definitely not gone unnoticed. In 2003, she received the Citizen of the World Award, and in 2005, the United Nations Association of the USA awarded her with the Global Humanitarian Award. She also received the Freedom Award from the International Rescue Committee in 2005. In October 2011, for her years of service as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, the United Nations refugee agency honored and paid tribute to Jolie, as she continues to inspire with her bravery, generosity, elegance and poise.

Sources: Marie Claire, UNHCR
Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson

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