5 Very Interesting Facts About the Humanitarian Side of Angelina Jolie
One half of the very influential celebrity couple Brangelina, Angelina Jolie is known much for her humanitarian efforts as much as for her acting work and amazing beauty. Her humanitarian work has not only brought a lot of attention to problem areas but she also has set an amazing example by adopting kids from war torn areas. Even though there is much criticism for her supposed ‘rainbow family’, her love for her kids is always strong and comes across in many ways. She had donated millions for her charity and is constantly and actively involved in humanitarian efforts with the UN, so much so that she is a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR. Her focus on humanitarian work started when she began shooting in Cambodia for her movie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and continues till this day. Here are some very interesting facts about the humanitarian side of Angelina Jolie.
1. She does not really mind going to war-torn regions or dangerous zones
She has visited Darfur, Iraq and Kabul and never shies away from bringing attention to these places as she thinks that these places have been forgotten by the media after a while and people there still face a terrible humanitarian crisis and need our help.
2. In recognition of her commitment and sincerity she was posted as a special envoy
To high commissioner Antonio Guterres, the very first to take up this position in UNHCR
With this post, she focused on the Latin American region and the refugee problems in those countries. Not only Latin America, but she also made it a point to visit countries like Lebanon, Jordan and turkey to know more and assess the situation of the Syrian refugees.
3. She has a Cambodian citizenship in honor of her wildlife preservation efforts there
In order to bring her son close to his birth place, she bought a house and a few hectares of land. Since this property was close to a national park prone to poaching she also bough 60,000 hectares of that to prevent the animals for being killed. For this extraordinary work, the king gave her a citizenship.