JOLIE PLEADS FOR
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[ September 30th 2001 ]
Croft Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie has pleaded
with her fellow countrymen not to punish displaced
refugees fleeing Afghanistan for atrocities committed
by terrorists sheltering in their country, the
Glasgow Sunday Mail reports today.
interview with CNN's talk show host Larry King,
Angelina spoke of the reaction from fellow Americans
on her work with the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees, of which she was appointed a member
several months ago.
"I think for many people it's not a very popular
thing to talk about. But they are families...just
like our families...and they're a beautiful people
and a tortured people. We are very fortunate in
this country, with the freedoms we have. These
women go through things that are unimaginable."
Jolie recently donated $1 million to help the
refugees fleeing Afghanistan. The cash, equal
to about £700,000, will go to the UN High Commissioner
for Refugees' appeal. The UN is hoping to raise
£185 million to fund humanitarian efforts in and
around Afghanistan as tensions mount over a possible
military strike in reprisal for terrorist attacks
on the U.S.
spokeswoman, in Geneva, Switzerland, said: "We
are going to talk to Angelina about the lots of
different ways she can help the refugees. She
has been very active in supporting our work around