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Angelina Jolie Pitt Meets 90-Year-Old Myanmar Refugee During Humanitarian Trip to Southeast Asia

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Angelina Jolie Pitt is a woman on a mission. 

During her humanitarian trip to Myanmar, Jolie met a remarkably strong woman, a 90-year-old who has been displaced due to unrest about 10 times, at Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp in Myitkyina, as seen in this exclusive photograph. The refugee was last driven out of her residence in 2011. 

As both a United Nations Refugee Agency Special Envoy and a co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, Jolie Pitt has a busy schedule during her visit to Myanmar. Her itinerary includes an introduction from House Speaker Shwe Mann, gatherings with Myanmar-based activists, and a meeting with President Thein Sein. 

At the outset of her trip, which began on Wednesday, Jolie Pitt told PEOPLE in a statement, "I am looking forward to meeting with many people including women's groups, civil society, displaced people and youth, to learn firsthand from them about their concerns and hopes for the future of their country." 

 

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Angelina Jolie Pitt on Humanitarian Trip to Myanmar: 'The Lack of Medicine and Healthcare Is a Top Priority'

 

Angelina Jolie Pitt continues to give a voice to the remarkable people of Myanmar while on her humanitarian tour of Southeast Asia. 

The actress and United Nations representative met with Rohingya community representatives in Yangon on Friday, who spoke with her about the difficult conditions of life in Rakhine State. 

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group who have suffered of waves of ethnic violence and oppression. In 2012, two outbreaks of conflict left almost 200 dead and about 140,000 displaced, according to the Myanmar Times. Many still remain in camps for internally displaced persons. 

"The situation for the displaced inside this country is extremely serious," Jolie Pitt says in a statement to PEOPLE. 

 

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