Jolie backs campaign to give basic rights to refugees

November 6, 2014

Jolie backs campaign to give basic rights to refugeesHollywood star Angelina Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is campaigning for provision of basic rights to displaced citizens in their adopted countries, reports India Today.
Jolie, 39, is supporting the organisation’s I Belong drive and has signed an open letter which addresses the problem.
‘Statelessness can mean a life without education, without medical care or legal employment… A life without the ability to move freely, without prospects or hope. Statelessness is inhuman. We believe it is time to end this injustice,’ the letter writes.
‘Being stateless means you and your children having no legal identity, no passport, no vote, and few or no opportunities to get an education. Ending statelessness would right these terrible wrongs. But it would also strengthen society in countries where stateless people are found, by making it possible to draw on their energy and talents. It is both an obligation and an opportunity for governments everywhere to put an end to this exclusion,’ the letter further adds.

-With New Age input

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