by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes
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We’ve been swimming in PSAs lately with everyone from George Clooney to Will Ferrell championing causes around the world. In honor of World Refugee Day this coming friday, Angelina Jolie — who has been a Goodwill Ambassador to UN Refugee Agency since 2001 — has released a new video paying tribute to those who have been forcibly uprooted. 

In the video she says, “They have survived war, they have survived displacement, they have survived rape, they have survived hunger and disease. For those who have survived and for those who did not, we are thinking of you on this day.”

Visit UNHCR.org to donate or get involved.

 

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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