Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is continuing her fight work as a United Nations (UN) ambassador by filming a video urging the world to recognise the plight of refugees. The actress, who serves as a Refugees Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission, has long battled to help millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution.

Jolie visited a refugee centre in Northern Thailand in February (09) and her experiences led her to make an emotive appeal urging Thai officials to free thousands of displaced Burmese citizens, who have been held in camps for up to 20 years. Her comments drew the wrath of the Thai government who chastised UN bosses for allowing the star to visit the camps.

But Jolie has refused to slow her campaign and she has now appeared in a video to promote World Refugee Day, on 20 June (09). The “Tomb Raider” star addresses the camera in the short film, urging people across the world to pay more attention to the problems of others.

Jolie begins by telling viewers not to look away as harrowing video footage of the desperate displaced flashes onto the screen. She says, “Refugees are the most vulnerable people on earth. Every day they are fighting to survive. They deserve our respect, please do not forget them. Remember them on this day, World Refugee Day.”