Angelina Jolie credits her work with Somali refugees and the United Nations with helping her to be “a better person, a better mother”.
The 36-year-old actress recently expressed her gratitude to the Yemen Society for Humanitarian Solidarity in Switzerland, for her time spent with them. She spoke at the UN Refugee Agency Awards, where the Society was recognized for their work: “I’m so grateful – I don’t want to cry – to the refugee families that I have the honour and privilege to spend the last years with,” she gushed.
From them I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to be a better person, a better mother. They’ve inspired me by showing me the unbreakable strength of the human spirit.
The generous mom-of-six – who is raising Maddox, 10, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her longtime partner Brad Pitt – is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, and a highly appreciated one at that.
“She is the very best of the goodwill ambassadors that exist in the humanitarian world,” says the organizations High Commissioner.