Angelina Jolie donates $100k to Syrian refugees
POSTED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:04pm
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Angelina Jolie isn't so busy with her filming schedule for "Maleficent" that she's lost sight of what's happening elsewhere in the world.
In recognition of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, the actress donated $100,000 to help Syrian refugees, the U.N. Refugee Agency said in a statement thanking her for the gift.
"UNHCR believes even one person forced to flee is too many. And it's true. Every individual refugee matters," Jolie, a UNHCR special envoy, said in the statement. "Each has their own story. Each has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day."
The actress and her fiance, Brad Pitt, have a history of giving to people in need.
In December 2010, the couple donated a reported $2 million to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, the country in which their daughter Shiloh was born.
The donation was made in Shiloh's name, with Jolie adding in a statement that she and Pitt "want her to be very involved and grow up with an understanding of her country of birth."