VIDEO PHOTOS Saint Angelina Jolie blesses Pakistan with her presence

Angelina Jolie visits displaced victims of floods at Kandaro II Camp in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa September 7, 2010 Photo by Tanner-UNHCR via Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Angelina Jolie has taken a break from saving the world on the big screen so she can do a little world saving in real life. The famously charitable actress was in Nowshera, Pakistan today to help bring attention to the plight of over 21 million people who have been impacted by the country’s worst flooding in recorded history.

The floods began in the northwest part of Pakistan in July causing the Indus River to rise moving southward. The flood waters have claimed the lives of over 1,700 people and destroying hundreds of villages and towns. Aid to the country had dried up over the last week or so and there are hopes that Jolie’s visit will help raise awareness of the catastrophe worldwide and reinvigorate the flow of funds.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan on September 7, 2010.
Photo: Tanner-UNHCR via Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM via Newscom

Jolie is a “goodwill ambassador” for the U.N.’s refugee agency and talked with reporters after visiting a refugee camp in the Jalozai area:

“I am very moved by them and I hope that I am able to, today and tomorrow, be able to do something to help bring attention to the situation for all of the people in need in Pakistan.”

You can donate through the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) web site HERE.

Her black robe and red-striped head scarf are common examples of the kind of clothing worn by Muslim women in Pakistan.

Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan to help raise awareness and money for flood victims
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And here is a video of Angelina’s visit to Pakistan:

Top Photo: Tanner-UNHCR via Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM via Newscom