ANGELINA JOLIE VISITS REFUGEES IN INDIA

Published on: November 6, 2006
ANGELINA JOLIE VISITS REFUGEES IN INDIA

Angelina Jolie continued her work as a goodwill ambassador with a visit to an Afghan Sikh refugee camp in New Delhi on Saturday. Jolie took brought her five-year-old son Maddox to tour the camp where appoximately 9,500 Afghan Sikh refugees fled after the Taliban seized power in 1996, according to a statement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. "I am grateful to the refugee families who spent time with me and shared their stories. They are remarkable, courageous people," Jolie said in the statement. The actress is currently in India shooting A Mighty Heart, the story of slain journalist Daniel Pearl. "The wonderful thing that I have learned since I have been in India is there are many, many needs for your own people and yet you have all been so gracious and been so open to so many refugees over the years," Jolie told reporters.