Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees with Daughter Shiloh
Angelina Jolie visited Syrian refugees on Saturday, and she brought eldest daughter Shiloh along with her. The mom and daughter duo visited a refugee camp in Turkey for World Refugee Day.
The actress once famous for breaking up one of the most adored celebrity couples in Hollywood is proving once again that she is all about giving back while teaching her children about being good citizens of the world. Angelina serves a a special envoy for the United Nations. Visiting refugee camps or war torn areas while helping those in need is nothing new for her.
Helping the less fortunate around the world has been a passion she shares with husband Brad Pitt for many years. The couple once had a home in New Orleans where Brad helped build homes for families after Hurricane Katrina.
The couple has somehow managed to keep a low profile with their brood of six despite being one of the most famous couples in the world. Angelina has used her celebrity to highlight human rights and even shared her story of getting a double mastectomy and then a hysterectomy in an attempt to stave off the cancer that killed her beloved mother and aunt. She hoped to raise awareness for other women to get checked and to let them know they were not alone.
Most recently she was seen boarding the economy section of a plane in Paris with Brad and their showing their ability to be just like everyone else. Her trip to Turkey with Shiloh is just the latest in a series of trips she has made in an effort to raise awareness to the plight of refugees.
The camp in southeastern Turkey is home to Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war. Declaring this an era of mass displacement the actress said, “Never before have so many people been dispossessed or stripped of their human rights.” She warned that Syrians and Iraqis were running out of “safe havens as neighboring states reached the limit of their capacity.”
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, often the subject of talk about her boyish style was wearing a blue tee shirt and short blonde hair style as she toured refugee camps with her famous mother and went for a walk through the streets of Mardin.
Angelina and Brad may not be depriving their kids of luxuries but they are certainly making sure they see how lucky they are.
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