Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yao Chen, World Refugee Day

The United Nations Refugee Agency (the UN High Commission for Refugees to traditionalists) announced that Yao Chen, a spokesperson for them during the past three years is now an Ambassador and Sina has the story. Yao Chen visited people displaced by persecution, conflict and violence in the Philippines, Thailand and Ethiopia, doing exactly what the UN expects of her, create "widespread media coverage in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao as well as other parts of the Chinese-speaking world" by having her picture taken in squalid, makeshift camps.

She did a good job of looking concerned:



and even appropriately cheerful:

The archetype for this activity is Angelina Jolie who visited camps on the Jordan/Syria border where half a million civilians who fled the civil war in Syria have landed. June 20 is World Refugee Day in case you forgot to mark in on your calendar.

Ammon (Jordan) News; Sina

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