by Michael dEstries
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Angelina Jolie has returned to Iraq — this time on a day trip to bring attention to the more than 3 million people displaced within the country (and 1.5 million outside). The trip is the third to Iraq for the 34-year-old actress, who last year with husband Brad Pitt donated $1 million to four organizations working on behalf of children who have lost parents, homes and schools in the war-torn country.

She spoke to the locals, saying, “”I want to come back and find you in a better place and in a different situation. We hope that UNHCR and the government will support you in getting a piece of land. You need help not because you are poor, but because you are the future of Iraq.”

Check out a video of Jolie speaking with CNN on her trip after the jump below!

Photo credit: UNHCR/B.Heger

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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