During a decade of service as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie has conducted more than 40 field visits around the world, becoming an expert on the phenomenon of forced displacement and a tireless advocate on behalf of refugees
In April 2010, Jolie was promoted to Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, focusing on complex emergencies and work to facilitate lasting solutions for people displaced by conflict.
UNHCR stands for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. We provide protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to 43 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution.
When possible, UNHCR helps refugees and other displaced people return to their homes voluntarily, safely, and with dignity. When return is not possible, the agency assists with local integration, or resettlement to a third country.
Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives. With a staff of more than 6,300 people, the agency is the lead humanitarian organization on the scene in 128 countries around the world.
Bombed out of their villages. Attacked by planes as they flee. It's a living hell for the displaced people of Sudan. Around 350,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes. And on top of this terror, people now have little food. UNHCR is providing shelter, vital basic services to keep people healthy, and ensuring they have a place of safety.
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