Pitt, Jolie donate $1 mn to help people in Pakistan

June 18th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Brad Pitt London, June 18 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million to help displaced people in Pakistan, a country the actress has visited thrice.
A few days ago the couple had donated a like amount for the creation of the Jane Pitt Paediatric Cancer Center, named after Pitt’s mother, in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri.

Now in support of Jolie’s eight-year relationship with the UN refugee agency UNHCR, the couple decided to take this step, reported people.com.

The head of the agency, Antonio Guterres, thanked the foundation for its assistance, calling Pakistan’s plight “the most challenging humanitarian crisis of the past decade,” as more than 2 million people are currently displaced in the country.

Jolie will talk about her work in aiding refugees Thursday when she and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrate World Refugee Day in Washington D.C.

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