Angelina Jolie Turns Spotlight back to Pakistan

Angelina Jolie in Pakistan, UNHCR

I’ve got mixed feelings about celebrity advocacy. It’s great when they use their pulling power to highlight a cause. But, as readers of this blog will know, I have reservations about their impact on Darfur, for example, where instead of creating space for the policy discussion they have become champions of a particular analysis and solution set – in my opinion, a flawed solution set. Anyway with the UN’s aid appeal now completely stalled (only $3m raised in the past five days – and way short of the $460m target) good on Angelina Jolie for putting in an appearance at just about the time interest around the world is waning.

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