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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Make Big Donation to Somali Aid Group

Angelina Jolie talks the talk and she walks the walk.

The actress, who was recently recognized for her work as an U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, and Brad Pitt have donated $340,000 to the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, which which goes toward healthcare for homeless children in war-torn Somalia, according to reports.

The country is experiencing its worst famine in 60 years, which has taken the lives of 29,000 children under the age of five. Jolie recently spoke about the profound impact the Somali refugees have had on her personal life.

On Oct. 3, Jolie honored a Yemeni aid group and the U.N. Refugee Agency Awards in Switzerland, where she got emotional while speaking about her ten years of experience with the refugees. (Jolie has been a part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees staff since 2001.)

“Most of all I’m so grateful—I don’t want to cry—to the refugee families that I have the honor and privilege to spend the last years with,” she said, “From them I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to be a better person, a better mother. They’ve inspired me by showing me the unbreakable strength of the human spirit.”

For more information about the aid group, go here.




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