Thursday, June 21, 2007

Angelina Jolie Fights Back Tears As She Recalls Sierra Leone Amputees

Angelina Jolie fought back tears as she recalled the nightmare of meeting Sierra Leone amputees during a recent interview about the world's refugee crises.

The actress agreed to talk about her own experiences in refugee camps during the Anderson Cooper 360 news special, which aired in America on Wednesday (20Jun07) as part of programmes marking World Refugee Day, and found herself overcome with emotion.

Jolie, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, told the CNN newsman, "I felt so unaware and I felt so naive."

"I didn't know people could suffer like that and, in Sierra Leone, so many people had systematically had their arms and legs cut off.

"To this day (it's) the most brutal situation I've ever seen."

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