Angelina Jolie TV spot airs ahead of World Refugee Day

 

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has recorded a television message for World Refugee Day and stations have rushed to air the 30-second footage, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), recorded the appeal in April in Namibia, before her daughter with Brad Pitt, Shiloh, was born on May 27.

"I'm Angelina Jolie. For the millions of displaced persons around the world, please help keep their hope alive and remember World Refugee Day," the American actress, sporting a tank-top and light-brown headscarf, says in a brief message.

The annual day, honoring some 20 million people who have fled conflict or persecution, is being observed at events in more than 100 countries under the theme of "Hope" on June 20.

The Geneva-based agency has been deluged with calls from stations seeking to air the spot, which shows refugees and aid convoys in several field operations, including Afghanistan.

It can be viewed on the site http://www.unhcr.org, but is also available in beta film for stations, officials said.

"We just started offering it yesterday (Wednesday), and a lot of TV networks have been asking for it," UNHCR chief spokesman Ron Redmond said.

Shannon Boyd, who manages the agency's goodwill ambassador program, told Reuters: "One station in Spain started running it twice an hour. We are very pleased."

Since joining UNHCR in early 2001, Jolie has traveled to some 20 countries, drawing attention to refugees' plight in hotspots from Cambodia to Kosovo and Sudan's Darfur region.

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4 Comments on “Angelina Jolie TV spot airs ahead of World Refugee Day”

  1. konyol Says:

    great blog! i love jolie!

  2. Ali Azizi Says:

    hi

    Well, first of all, Jolie herself needs to think about herself…
    beauty won’t last forever..

    well, ya u could say, Do as I say, not as I do..

    it works..

    anyway.. nice blog
    have fun
    Ali

  3. therealestateceo Says:

    I attended a party last night at the Ritz Carlton celebrating the development 288 south beach style condos (60 percent glass, 40 percent white) on Revere Beach ,MA. The prices ranges from 500k and 1 million plus with your car insurance going up the same. The developer was also trying to sell me a 50,000 Honda civic but I was not interested. He had the right idea have no food and serve only one drink all vodka with a splash of blue fruit punch that would get you so drunk after your second one that you swear your in South Beach. The evening was capped off with me getting accused of stealing an extra towel. I can not blame them they thought this was Revere. […]

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  4. Miki Says:

    Someone should tell that whore to STOP drawing attention to her mentally unstable self. Hasnt she done enough by selling pics of her children, and you think she’ll be satisfied by how much attention they’ve received. But hey no, I guess the she’ll never be satisfied.


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