Humanitarian Traces of
Angelina Jolie

World Refugee Day 2005

Angelina Jolie eloquently and passionately reminded everyone that the United States was founded by refugees.

“One of America’s most inspiring symbols is the Statue of Liberty. She is the Mother of Exiles with her promise of refuge to the world’s tired, poor, to those huddled masses yearning to breathe free, she welcomed millions of ‘new Americans’ over the years.”

She also reminded the audience that there are millions of refugees whose futures are still uncertain: “World Refugee Day is the day we make sure they aren’t forgotten.”