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Angelina Jolie: Darfur Activist

Posted Friday June 5, 2009 4:03 PM GMT

Using her celebrity to bring attention to a horrible crisis, Angelina Jolie has penned an article for Time magazine urging people to end the violence in Darfur.

Speaking of International Criminal Court’s Darfur investigation, the “Wanted” actress wrote, "The evidence the prosecutor has presented is clear and compelling… millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have been killed."

She continued, "Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and experts now call it a 'low intensity’ conflict. But the intensity of the crisis has not lessened for those who are struggling to survive."

"More than 250,000 people from Darfur have lived destitute lives in refugee camps in Chad for six years now. Camps with more than two million internally displaced persons inside Darfur are even worse. Thirty percent of those displaced are school-age children. Girls leaving the camps are raped; boys leaving the camps are killed. They want an education; they want to go back to their villages, to their land; they want peace. But they also want justice."

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