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Angelina Jolie Pitt in Myanmar Trip

Angelina Jolie (R), special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), visits ethnic Karenni refugee Baw Meh, 75, and Baw Meh's family from Myanmar on World Refugee Day, at Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp, located approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) from the Thai-Myanmar border, in the province of Mae Hong Son in this 20 June, 2014 handout photo provided by the UNHCR. Baw Meh arrived at the camp 18 years ago with her husband and children and her grandchildren were born in the camp. World Refugee Day, marked on 20 June each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world. REUTERS/UNHCR/R. Arnold/Handout via Reuters (THAILAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Today:- Angelina Jolie Pitt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday, kicking off a four-day trip to Humanitarian Service. In this tour she have to learn more about the country’s situation in her capacity as both the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and as a U.N. Refugee Agency Special Envoy. She said to people magazine, “I am looking forward to meeting with many people including women’s groups, civil society, displaced people and youth, to learn firsthand from them about their concerns and hopes for the future of their country,”. The actress’ visit started with a welcome to parliament from Myanmar’s House Speaker Shwe Mann, and will include meetings with local advocates and groups working to promote both human rights and women’s rights, voter education, and election participation. “With elections on the horizon in November, it is an important moment for people to exercise their democratic rights and help to address the fundamental issues critical to a peaceful future,” Jolie Pitt said.
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