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Angelina Jolie 'looking to expand her role at UN refugee agency'


October 5, 2011 - Melbourne

Hollywood beauty and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks about a new and expanded role with the UN refugee agency.

Jolie, 36, who has already adopted orphaned children from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam is set for a bigger job with UN agency to deal with the refugee crises who she mentions as the "most resilient people in the world".

The 'Salt' star said she and the agency are still studying their options and working out the details for her to deal with refugee crises, but haven't settled on anything because they want to get it right.

"We are looking at a few countries in the world. They need our help more than ever. We're hoping to discuss it in the next few weeks but we want to research it properly and do it well," the Age quoted her as saying.

The actress has been working with the UN for 10 years now and among the possibilities under discussion is a new role as special envoy on the refugee crisis affecting Afghans fleeing for Pakistan and Iran, who host some 2.7 million Afghan refugees.

"Refugees are survivors, they are mothers and daughters and fathers and sons, they are all extraordinary people who have a remarkable story that tells of strength in the face of great loss," Jolie said.

"They need our help more than ever," she added.

ANI

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