On the third leg of their tour, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres went to Turkey. Their first stop there was in Kilis camp, home to 12,000 Syrian refugees.
Since early 2001, renowned American actress Angelina Jolie has traveled the world as a Goodwill Ambassador to UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency. On World Refugee Day, she pays tribute to the forcibly uprooted and to the people who protect them.
Darfuri women carrying sticks and water in Chad. (Kirsten Johnson, MD) Detail from a photo in Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women, the new Physicians for Human Rights report on Darfuri refugee women in Chad. The report will be published on May 31, 2009.
Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, inspires me for her humanitarian engagement for refugees and internally displaced persons. She has been able to bring a lot of attention to the cause of refugees around the world.