Thursday, March 01, 2007

Angelina Jolie on a noble mission

Hollywood actor and UN Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie was in Chad recently to take stock of the United Nation's camps for Dafur refugees in the African Nation.

Desert Storms, parched land and expectant eyes greeted Actress Jolie, as she travelled to the African nation of Chad.

Jolie was visiting the Oure Cassoni refugee camp in the region after almost three years. Inhabited by refugees from Dafur, the Oure Cassoni camp hosts around 26,000 refugees.

And despite the extreme conditions, where mud houses and tents are constantly buried under sand and where wood for cooking and heating is limited, the locals found time to welcome the celebrity ambassador as she played with the children and interacted with the locals.

But games apart, Jolie was on a mission. A mission to arrange for new skills and employment for the deprived -- a touch that could change their lives forever.