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Angelina Jolie urges aid for flood-hit Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 23:24

London: Angelina Jolie says it`s vital that
people help Pakistan`s flood victims and not surrender to
compassion fatigue.
The floods have displaced 20 million people, but
donations are below those for catastrophes like the Haitian
earthquake or the Asian tsunami.

Jolie said she understood that "it is getting hard for
people _ they see Haiti, they see these other events ... and
they get exhausted by the time another big one rolls around."

But she said Pakistanis face "mass death, mass
displacement, and this situation is going to get worse."

Jolie has visited Haiti, Iraq and other countries as a UN
goodwill ambassador.
The star says she might visit Pakistan once "the cameras
go away."

Jolie spoke yesterday at the London premiere of her spy
thriller "Salt."


First Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 23:24
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