Jolie fights back tears while asking leaders to do more for refugees

June 19th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Angelina Jolie Washington, June 19 (ANI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s eyes became moist as she implored U.S. politicians to do more for the world’s refugees on Thursday.

Her address in Washington, D.C., marked World Refugee Day.

The actress, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency, had organised a function in America’s capital aimed at raising awareness about the ongoing problems faced by those displaced by wars.

According to reports, one could observe that her voice was cracking as she spoke about the plight of refugees.

“Refugees are not numbers… they are mothers and daughters and fathers and sons,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

Jolie also told reporters and politicians that the refugees she has met on her travels “have profoundly changed my life.”

Fighting back tears, Jolie said: “I thank them for letting me into their lives.” (ANI)

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