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Angelina Heads To Iraq

After spending the weekend in NYC with her adorable family, Angelina took off once again, this time for Syria and Iraq. As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, she headed overseas to meet with refugees and American troops. She said:

"I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to the humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners. My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq."

"It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face."

Leave it to Angie to go straight from a charity event to her next goodwill project.

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linlin linlin 8 years
Wow, a lot bitter people on this site. Interesting.The sugar site is not that sweet after all. Hell, the whole site is sinking with the bitteness always floating here like dog sh$t.What are all of your American bit*ches bloody thinking? Unimaginable.
linlin linlin 8 years
Wow, a lot bitter people on this site. Interesting. The sugar site is not that sweet after all. Hell, the whole site is sinking with the bitteness always floating here like dog sh$t. What are all of your American bit*ches bloody thinking? Unimaginable.
krisua krisua 8 years
She's an angel!
krisua krisua 8 years
She's an angel!
ladybugrenee ladybugrenee 8 years
what in devils HELL is she doing there? leave it to the soldiers!
yoyo12 yoyo12 8 years
Why didn't popsugar post the actual pic of Angelina in Iraq talking to the refugees?
autumn-wild autumn-wild 8 years
US Agrees To Give Money For Refugees After Angelina Jolie Visits Syria And Iraq – Bush Administration Will Bring In More Iraqis » Angelina Jolie is traveling to Iraq and Syria as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is using the “Tomb Raider” star to highlight the plight of hundreds of thousands of families who were displaced by the conflict in Iraq. It is estimated that 4. 2 million Iraqis have left their homes. The UNHCR says that 2 million refugees left Iraq and another 2.2 million are displaced inside the country. Syria has seen the brunt of the exodus. On Monday she visited Damascus Syria on her way to Iraq. She spent several hours in a “makeshift camp” in Iraq at the border with Syria. These refugees were unable to leave Iraq Jolies fame may help those in need at camps inside and outside Syria. Families have been forced to move and resources have been in short supply, according to the UNHCR. "I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners," Jolie said. "My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the humanitarian plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq." After visiting refugees stranded at Iraq's Al Waleed camp on Tuesday, Jolie said: "it is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face." In Damascus she visited a registration area for the UNHCR. The UN agency reports that “nearly one-quarter of (the refugees) are victims of violence and torture. Tens of thousands are without jobs, and many young people are in danger of losing out on an education and a future.” The UN says that Syria has been generous with “open borders” for some time now while other countries have criticized the US for not sharing in the responsibility. Although the United States has only taken in hundreds of refugees from Iraq so far, the Bush Administration has promised to start bringing in many more. Her mission may be working. On Tuesday the United States announced that it will contribute US$30 million to the appeal. Angelina is still confirmed to play the role of Dagny Taggart in the Ayn Rand film adaptation of “Atlas Shrugged”. The IMDB website reports that the project has been "indefinitely delayed". bestsindication.com
wicca_08 wicca_08 8 years
She's very consistent - I love her!!!
spipola spipola 8 years
There is nothing about Angie that has not been orchestrated by her and her PR team ...She just wants everyone to go to see her movies ( and Brad 's)!!!
tabitha26 tabitha26 8 years
You don't have to be educated to care about people. But an education comes in handy if you actually want to do more for people than posing for pictures with them looking concerned and sad. Helping strangers comes not from who you are but what you can do for them.
Laily Laily 8 years
IMO she seems very fake. There are plenty of other celebrities that do charity work and yes they need to have a high profile to bring attention to a cause....but the rest of them dont seem to wallow in the *glory* that it brings unlike ange.
Laily Laily 8 years
IMO she seems very fake. There are plenty of other celebrities that do charity work and yes they need to have a high profile to bring attention to a cause....but the rest of them dont seem to wallow in the *glory* that it brings unlike ange.
Jacqui Jacqui 8 years
Wow pinkprincess1101 you really are a DC. And what a contradiction! Fighting for our/her freedom (freedom from what? The international dictator who has taken over America and restricted your freedom and culture in order to make you live more so like his own people because he thinks that is the 'right' and 'normal' way to live? I think not, in fact I think the opposite. That's exactly what Bush is to the rest of the world!) And then you say its a war based on the stupidity of your president (that is true, but you only said that after everyone else fired up because you didn't want to look like a dumb arse -too late!)? So whats the deal, are you delusional? Do you even know what this war is about? Do you even know where America is? And since when do you need a high school diploma to be a humanitarian? Do you think that people without diplomas don't have the mental capacity to 'care'? What a ridiculous statement.
Jacqui Jacqui 8 years
Wow pinkprincess1101 you really are a DC. And what a contradiction! Fighting for our/her freedom (freedom from what? The international dictator who has taken over America and restricted your freedom and culture in order to make you live more so like his own people because he thinks that is the 'right' and 'normal' way to live? I think not, in fact I think the opposite. That's exactly what Bush is to the rest of the world!) And then you say its a war based on the stupidity of your president (that is true, but you only said that after everyone else fired up because you didn't want to look like a dumb arse -too late!)? So whats the deal, are you delusional? Do you even know what this war is about? Do you even know where America is? And since when do you need a high school diploma to be a humanitarian? Do you think that people without diplomas don't have the mental capacity to 'care'? What a ridiculous statement.
mrsballack mrsballack 8 years
Oh, yes blob! this is the same angelina.she does this iraq visit for the sake of her family. so that her kids know that the world they're living is not only fill with glamorous and happiness. you just have nothing to say about angie's greatness don't you?can you guess what chinifer maniston do except for her self?well, she has no family, no kids and no husband and no courage too. all she can and able and dare to do is showing her ass off to the paps and screaming to the ocean.oh, and people don't go to iraq for photo op. just in case someone said that.
mrsballack mrsballack 8 years
Oh, yes blob! this is the same angelina. she does this iraq visit for the sake of her family. so that her kids know that the world they're living is not only fill with glamorous and happiness. you just have nothing to say about angie's greatness don't you? can you guess what chinifer maniston do except for her self? well, she has no family, no kids and no husband and no courage too. all she can and able and dare to do is showing her ass off to the paps and screaming to the ocean. oh, and people don't go to iraq for photo op. just in case someone said that.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
To clear up that the reason they divorced was because of MAddox: This came from Angelina's own mouth.. "I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time," Jolie was quoted as telling Us Weekly in its August 5 edition. "Sometimes you don't see things coming, even though they are happening. It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it's not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It's clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight," she told the magazine.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
I tried to send the link but it was flagged..so here's what it says THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2007 09:00 PM EDT By Kay Johnson and Mary Green Jolie and Pax Photo by: Lester Cohen / WireImage; STR / AFP / Getty The formal introduction of Pax Thien Jolie to his new mother didn't exactly go smoothly: The 3-year-old Vietnamese boy started crying when Angelina Jolie knelt down to speak to him at Thursday morning's welcoming ceremony at Tam Binh Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh, according to the orphanage director, Mr. Nguyen Van Trung. Jolie wasn't fazed. "She told me she understands – that it's normal for all young children to be scared," Trung recalled Thursday. Jolie took the boy (whose given name before he was adopted was Pham Quang) aside in a separate room from the ceremony for him to recover his composure. "Later he was okay, very cheerful and happy," Trung said. "He even played with his new brother Maddox." The star completed adoption procedures in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday morning after picking her new son up from the orphanage – the same one that she and Brad Pitt visited during a trip to the former Saigon last November. This time, Jolie came without Pitt. She adopted the boy as a single parent because Vietnam's adoption regulations don't allow unmarried couples to co-adopt. But Jolie didn't come alone to the orphanage – she brought along son Maddox to meet his new brother. The boy's main caretaker at the orphanage, Ms. Bui Thi Thanh Tuyen, said there was a reason that Pax – usually known as an exceptionally cheerful child – was caught off guard Thursday: He wasn't actually told by the staff that he was being adopted that day. "We did not say anything to him, afraid we might put pressure on him and more frightened," Tuyen said. "We just told him that we are taking him out. You are going to play outside – play with a mother and father." Still, the orphanage staff prepared him as best they could: They packed a small box with two sets of clothes for him to take, and his favorite toys, especially a small plastic piano. They also taught him a few phrases of English: "How are you?" and "What's your name?" __________________________________________ Ok..he never even saw AJ before and he didn't even know he was being adopted..so you're telling me he met and knew her since New Years? lol Incredible.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20015230,00.html
Seasick Seasick 8 years
They visited the orphanage in November, but did not start any paper work until MARCH. She even said in an interview that she was not allowed to choose the child she wanted..she could only give them an age and gender she was looking for.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
and you're only speculating that it was because of MAddox...he or she had NEVER said it was because of Maddox.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
sorry..you're wrong about the adoption of Pax..they NEVER saw him until 2 days before they left..Gezzz look it up! Matter of fact he freaked out crying and screaming when he first saw Angelina and pulled away from her IN MARCH! She had to bond with him in a back room..where are you getting your info? Really???
chiquitita chiquitita 8 years
Actually they first met Pax when they were in Vietnam during New Year's Eve. They saw him at an orphanage they visited and fell in love with him and the process started then. Billy Bob left to go out on tour right after Jolie brought Maddox home. Does that sound like a man who wants a kid? He was jealous of the attention Angelina gave Maddox since he was no longer the center of her world.
chiquitita chiquitita 8 years
Actually they first met Pax when they were in Vietnam during New Year's Eve. They saw him at an orphanage they visited and fell in love with him and the process started then.Billy Bob left to go out on tour right after Jolie brought Maddox home. Does that sound like a man who wants a kid? He was jealous of the attention Angelina gave Maddox since he was no longer the center of her world.
Seasick Seasick 8 years
*the kids lol
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