Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq, Matt Damon Provides Access to Water + 5 More Celebs Philanthropists That Improve Our World

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Some of the celebrities are not concerned only about the number of Instagram followers or money they get for the movie, but they’re philanthropists and are contributing to charitable causes in the developing countries. 

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is visiting Mosul a year after it was liberated from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces.

“This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR. People here have lost everything,” UNHCR’s Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, visits Mosul.

Jolie is known as an often visitors of the communities that need help, support and compassion.

“We have learnt in Iraq before and elsewhere in the region the dangers of leaving a void. It is also what the families and survivors deserve,” Jolie said, according to UNCHR. “It is deeply upsetting that people who have endured unparalleled brutality have so little as they try, somehow, to rebuild the lives they once had.”

Bono

Source: ubs.com

Bono, U2 frontman, co-founded DATA that promotes justice and equality in Africa by combating the AIDS epidemic. Later in 2008, the organization merged with the ONE Campaign to fight poverty and disease all over the world, especially in Johannesburg and Abuja, Africa.

Matt Damon

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Source: BORGEN Magazine

Matt Damon is one of the founders of Water.org, a charitable organization that provides access to water in developing countries. He not only supports the organization financially, he also traveled to Africa to visit residents, control projects and raise awareness.

Ben Affleck 

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Source: Glamour

Ben Affleck is the philanthropist too as he is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, the company that supports children and victims of sexual abuse, promotes peace and improves access to healthcare.

Bill and Melinda Gates

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Source: Gates Notes

Bill and Melinda Gates donated a lot of money to the charity the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The main part of its resources supports projects based in Africa that focus on promoting health and nutrition, improving access to clean water and sanitation.

Ricky Martin

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Source: Latin Times

Martin Ricky Martin visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley with UNICEF. After that, he said that the international community needs to “open its heart.”

“This is happening to our kids,” he stated. “This is happening to our future generation.”


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Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq, Matt Damon Provides Access to Water + 5 More Celebs Philanthropists That Improve Our World
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