Jolie, the new special envoy for UNHCR

Angelina Jolie, the successful Hollywood actress is now a special envoy for large scale crises where a large number of people flee their country. She has been a goodwill ambassador for ten years now for the U.N High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

With this new role, she will be able to deal with crises from different countries including Afghanistan and Somalia where people from those countries have fled to the neighboring country due to lack of a political solution. UNHCR is quite excited about having Jolie in an extended role, according to their spokes person. She almost became the Special Representative on the Afghan Refugee crisis last year but it fell through because there was no final agreement.

She expected to deal with crises that involve large scale displacement of people and to represent UHNCR effectively. She will be helping in enforcing human laws and communication between governments.

 

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