Angelina Jolie makes public plea for Pakistan aid

September 9, 2010

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie traveled to Pakistan to bring attention the needs of the Pakistani people in the wake of recent catastrophic flooding. Jolie is an acting UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and her travels to Pakistan has put her in touch with the people there to assess the needs and share the realities with people back home.

In an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on, Angelina shared her experiences and described the conditions and needs. Her description of meeting homeless couples, families and children living in extreme survival conditions depicted people living without the basic dignity that everyone deserves. She also shared that the issues Pakistan are dealing with are complex and difficult, with many people displaced from previous disasters and conflict. The main point Angelina Jolie shared in the interview was that the human need was great and personal.

For more about Angelina Jolie, visit her celebrity page at


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