THE DIARY OF ANGELINA
JOLIE IN SAURI
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[ September 11th 2005 ]
poverty means walking long distances barefoot
to collect safe drinking water. It's a hospital
overflowing with patients dying from diseases
that are treatable and preventable. More than
1 billion people face extreme poverty living on
less than one dollar a day, and more than 22,000
people die every day from extreme poverty and
preventable diseases - needlessly.
are staggering - but there is hope. There is a
now feasible plan to end extreme poverty in our
lifetime, and Sauri, a cluster of villages in
Western Kenya, helps to show the world how we
can make that happen.
special think MTV episode of Diary, Tomb
Raider star and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador
Jolie journeys to Kenya with the world's leading
expert on poverty, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, the Director
of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi
Annan on the Millennium Development Goals.
at a unique threshold in human history, where
the crisis we face in Africa is matched only by
our degree of hope that we can and will be a force
for positive change," said the 30-year-old actress.
certain the stories in this special will inspire
viewers the same way these experiences have inspired
me, and I'm hopeful that increased awareness of
the issues in Africa will bring about a new wave
of progress and activism among young people everywhere,"
Jolie said in a statement.
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