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UNHCR Dialogue: Angelina Jolie & MIYAVI

UNHCR Japan has posted an interview with Angelina and MIYAVI and you can read it in our press archive. It’s Google translated so we apologise if some sentences might be a little strange.

Five days before MIYAVI visited the Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh, an 8 – year – old boy nurular arrived at the Kutupalon refugee camp with his family and became a member of the camp, a “temporary house” of refugees.

In early February, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador MIYAVI visited Bangladesh, he met hundreds of Rohingya refugees including Nural and heard various stories such as desire to return home, desperation, hope, safe.

Angelina Jolie UNHCR ‘s envoy has enthusiastically supported people forced to pursue home for over ten years. This time, I heard that MIYAVI who is also a friend is inspecting Bangladesh, I met people who live in refugee camp, which is said to be the largest scale on Earth, and wanted to know how he felt.

Jolie special envoy served as MIYAVI and co-producer at MIYAVI’s music video “The Others” announced in 2016 UNHCR ver. Among them, refugees all over the world including Mr. Lebanon, MIYAVI visited UNHCR’s activity site for the first time in 2015, are appearing.

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Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

Angelina posted a statement through UNHCR on the anniversary for the seventh anniversary of the Syrian Crisis, read below.

“Today we mark another shameful milestone in the man-made tragedy that is the Syria conflict.

This is a war that has been waged almost exclusively against civilians, who have been bombed, gassed, besieged, starved, tortured and displaced, for seven interminable years, in the full gaze of the world. Hundreds of thousands of innocent lives have been sacrificed to this senseless conflict.

After seven years of war and atrocities we are beyond excuses. The Syrian refugees I have met are tired of empty promises and sympathetic statements, and rightly so. Everyone can see that the international community is not acting as it should, and that countries with influence in the conflict are putting their perceived interests ahead of international law and the rights of Syrian people, in a way that is nothing short of inhumane. We will be haunted in decades to come by our failure in Syria, as we are by other mass crimes of the recent past.

My thoughts are with Syrian families, who have played no part in the conflict and whose homes, livelihoods and hopes have been destroyed, and with everyone working bravely to save life and alleviate suffering inside Syria, in unimaginably difficult circumstances.

Until there is peace in Syria, we must stay the course in protecting those forced from their homes, wherever they are. This is the least that we can do.

And I call again on the members of the United Nations Security Council acting with other nations to address the roots of the conflict – demanding not only a ceasefire and a diplomatic path out of the crisis, but justice and accountability for monstrous human rights violations committed against the Syrian people.”

Notes to editors:

  • 6.1 million people have been forced from their homes inside Syria and 5.6 million refugees have sought safety beyond Syria’s borders.
  • The conditions faced by civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, with more than two thirds now languishing in extreme poverty. Nine out of ten Syrian families spend more than half of their income on food. The price of food has increased eightfold since the start of the war. Millions of people require urgent assistance.
  • The conditions for millions of Syrians in exile grow more desperate, with the vast majority living below the poverty line. More than three quarters of refugees in urban areas of Jordan and Lebanon are unable to meet their basic food, shelter, health or education needs.
  • Many of Syria’s children know nothing but war, exile and hardship. Out of 1.7 million school-aged Syrian refugees, nearly half are still out of school.
  • In order to meet massive humanitarian needs both inside Syria and in neighboring countries, an increase in support and solidarity by the donor community is urgently required.
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“InStyle” Interview

Angelina will be in the April 2018 issue of InStyle Magazine but they have already published the online version. So you can either read it at their website or in our press archive.

On a chilly January evening, Angelina Jolie nestles into a couch inside the highly fragrant Guerlain boutique on Paris’s Champs-Élysées. We’re meeting to toast the launch of Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale, for which she is the face. Jolie’s face, apart from softly smoked eyes, looks natural. “We’re all pretty natural,” she says of her family. She takes her time as she discusses her makeup skills (they’re good, but daughter Zahara is more the enthusiast), her skin (cared for by a dermatologist since she was 11), and her views on what it’s like to age when you’re known as one of the world’s most beautiful women.

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All of Angelina’s music videos

All of Angelina’s music videos

Angelina has been in 13 music videos since 1991, the year she appeared in her first one. Some of these are just footage from movies she starred in, but most of them are exclusive videos with some fantastic scenes. Perhaps you didn’t know that there is two versions of The Rolling Stones video and it’s several of the scenes that are different! You can view captures and both versions of the videos in our video archive.

In early 00’s when this site was originally started there was some really rare photos with bad quality of Angelina holding a dove and nobody knew where it was from – but now we do! Back in 1993 Angelina did yet another music video for the band Widespread Panic and the song “Wondering”. She also modeled for the CD, LP covers and posters. All of these rarities can be viewed in the gallery as well!

So go and look at the screencaptures, watch the music videos in the video archive and read more about them all at the career pages.

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Runway of Hope: Angelina Opens Up About a Different Kind of Fashion Show

Runway of Hope: Angelina Opens Up About a Different Kind of Fashion Show

When Angelina visited Kenya last year she was photographed at some type of event that we wasn’t completely sure of what it was but it was actually a fashion show for RefuSHE. Yet another cause that Angelina and the Jolie-Pitt Foundation supports and you can read more about it in the Harper’s Bazaar article below or in our press archive. And go to RefuSHE to check out the scarfs and accessories available for sale and/or donate to the cause!

In all her years as an Academy Award–winning actress and director, Angelina Jolie—the most glamorous woman on the planet—never went to a fashion show. “I hadn’t been to one before,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy says of the experience of finding herself seated front row during a visit to a refugee shelter in Nairobi, Kenya, last June. “But it was my kind of runway: the most beautiful girls, survivors with their heads held high, bringing forward their own designs and culture; showing how it’s possible to find your femininity again after it has been brutally attacked.”

The shelter Jolie visited on World Refugee Day is run by RefuSHE, an NGO that seeks to fill a crucial gap in care for girls and young women between the ages of 13 and 23 fleeing Somalia, South Sudan, and other war-torn countries in the region. “All the girls I met had been separated from their families or had seen their parents killed,” says Jolie. “Almost all had suffered sexual violence, and many had given birth after being raped.” RefuSHE provides counseling and shelter and conducts a multidisciplinary education program.

With the support of UNHCR, RefuSHE also encourages economic empowerment by teaching the young women to make colorful scarves using resist-dyeing, a traditional East African technique similar to tie-dye. This gives the refugees a marketable skill that can help set them on a path toward financial independence. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the scarves they make are reinvested into the program and its artisans; since 2010, nearly 70 percent of them have become self-sufficient.
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