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Angelina Jolie joins Instagram, lends voice for displaced Afghans in first post

In her first Instagram post, Angelina Jolie shared a letter she received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan.

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08/22/2021 11:15 AM
Angelina Jolie joins Instagram, lends voice for displaced Afghans in first post
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Angelina Jolie has joined Instagram.

The actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian made her debut on the social media platform on August 21, uploading a letter that she received from a teenage girl in Afghanistan.

"Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely. So I’ve come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights," she said in her first post.


The actress relayed that she once had the chance to meet the Afghan refugees two decades ago. She expressed her frustration that the Afghans are currently displaced again. 

"I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago."

"It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country. To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand," she stated.

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Angelina remarked that she will remain committed in looking for ways to help the Afghans.

"Watching for decades how Afghan refugees—some of the most capable people in the world—are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it.

"Like others who are committed, I will not turn away. I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you’ll join me," she remarked.