Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Jolie-Pitt donate to Somali charity

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated more than 200,000 pounds to a charity helping displaced women and children in Somalia

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated £218,000 to help an aid group expand its health services to the displaced mothers and children of Somalia's war-ravaged capital.

Mohamed Dahir, of the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, said the donation from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation will allow his group to expand its life-saving services that serve 300 women and children every day in Mogadishu's Badbaado camp.

Somalia is enduring its worst famine in 60 years, and the United Nations says 750,000 people are at risk of starving to death in the next few months.

The US estimates that the drought and famine have so far killed more than 29,000 children under the age of five in southern Somalia.

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