Angelina Jolie's moving plea to remember refugees

Wednesday June 16, 2010

Humanitarian actress Angelina Jolie has once again put her superstar status to good use, and shot a 30-second video to help support World Refugee Day 2010, taking place on June 20.

A UN ambassador, Angelina has long been a supporter of the cause and has travelled to numerous war zones, including Darfur and Syria, as well as speaking to Congress in 2009 on the issue.

In the moving 30-second clip, the mum-of-six, who celebrated her 35th birthday on June 4, urges the public to remember those around the world who have been left without a home.

"Having a home, a place we belong, a place we feel safe, is something most if us take for granted," she says.

"Yet those we flee from conflict and persecution no longer have that place. And it will be years before they can ever return. In fact many may never go home again."

"On this day, World Refugee Day, please remember the millions of people around the world forced from their home. Because the only hope of return is to not be forgotten."

Click here to see the video

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