She may be filming a Disney classic in the UK, a mother of six and a soon-to-be bride, but that didn’t stop Angelina Jolie 37, from bringing much needed attention to the dreadful Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and across the region. Dressed in a long modest nude dress and a loose head scarf Hollywood’s highest paid actress and Special Envoy to the UN put her safety on the line and left her precious family behind in an appeal to the international community to help the reported 65,000 Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon from the ongoing conflict in Syria.
She started off her day making the long two hour drive to the Bekaa valley visiting refugees as well as a Save the Children-sponsored school. Not one to shy away from getting down with the people Jolie was “moved” by the personal chats she had with mothers and children directly affected by the situation. Later in the day she made her way to Beirut to meet with the Lebanese Prime Minister and then held a press conference to wrap up her visit. You can watch it below
We have a lot to learn from this Angelina Jolie who’s on top of the world yet still finds the time, compassion and bravery to help others.