Further in her caption (which can be read in its entirety here), Jolie explains her history with Afghanistan. “I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban,” she said.
Then, after detailing many of the horrors facing this country, Jolie ends her message with a call to action and a request for people to come together to try to help the nation. “Like others who are committed, I will not turn away,” she says. “I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you’ll join me. #Afghanistan #AfghanWomen #AfghanGirls #HumanRights.”
Fellow celebs were very moved by Jolie's inaugural post. “Thank you for being you,” Alyssa Milano said. British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful wrote, “Thank you for using your platform for good.” Meanwhile, the official UN Refugee Agency account commented, “Welcome to Instagram Special Envoy - your voice and those who join you are needed now more than ever.”
We couldn't agree more.
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