Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Angelina Jolie Joins Fight to End Statelessness - Al Arabiya News

Angelina Jolie joins fight to end statelessness

Angelina Jolie, among others, is leading a campaign calling for “10 million signatures to change 10 million lives” on an open letter. (Photo courtesy: UNHCR)
Tuesday, 4 November 2014

U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, along with Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, backed the United Nation’s global campaign to end statelessness, a situation at least 10 million people around the world suffer from, according to the Reuters Thomson Foundation.

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) estimates that a child is born stateless every 10 minutes, and has launched the “I Belong” campaign in an effort to end the plight of those without citizenship.

“Statelessness makes people feel like their very existence is a crime,” UNHCR head António Guterres said. “We have a historic opportunity to end the scourge of statelessness within 10 years, and give back hope to millions of people.” (CONTINUED)
FULL ARTICLE HERE: Angelina Jolie joins fight to end statelessness - Al Arabiya News

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