Angelina Jolie showed subscribers how she celebrated World Refugee Day. The actress posted on Instagram* a series of photos of adults and children who were forced to leave their homes due to war, hunger and persecution, calling them her “new friends”.
Among them were citizens of Egypt, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Kurdistan, Nigeria and Gambia — together with the actress, they gathered for dinner, where they shared their life stories with Jolie. The event was supported by the United Nations Refugee Agency, Save the Children Italia and the Joel Nafum Refugee Centre.
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I am grateful that amid so many hardships in the world, these brave people shared their time and stories with me. Family, friends and food bring people together and it was an honor to join new friends to eat, share and learn
— Jolie wrote.
Photo from Instagram* Angelina Jolie
The actress has long been involved in the issue of refugees, being a special envoy of the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Recently, Jolie has been paying a lot of attention to the situation in Ukraine, where a special military operation is taking place. The star of “Maleficent” has previously visited Lviv. Her visit caused a stir on the net: photos of the actress from the cafe became memes, and the most enterprising residents even tried to sell things that the actress had touched: for example, among the lots were a half-eaten croissant and even a toilet bowl.
*Instagram is owned by Meta, a recognized extremist organization in the Russian Federation