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Philanthropic Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have announced that they will give $1m through their foundation to help Sudanese refugees of the Darfur crisis.

Jolie has visited Sudan three times, and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR, which is working to help those displaced by the fighting.

The donation is to be made through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which the couple established in September 2006 as a vehicle for their philanthropic activities.

UNHCR representative Michel Gabaudan said, “This generous donation comes just months after Angelina Jolie made a personal visit to a refugee camp in Chad and it shows, once again, her and Brad Pitts’ commitment to helping refugees and the displaced.”

Fighting in the region continues between the Janjaweed militia and the African farmers, and an estimated two million people have been driven from their homes by the conflic, 240,000 of which are living in refugee camps in Chad. The Sudanese government denies allegations that it is funding the militia.

“As Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie’s continued support of UNHCR and those we seek to help is a powerful force in ensuring they are not forgotten,” said Mr. Gabaudan.

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