Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Make Large Donation to Somali Aid Group [PHOTOS]

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Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made a significantly large donation to a Somali aid group, a representative confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday.

The couple's donation of $340,000 to the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) will help expand the aid group's health services to thousands in the war-torn country.

Somalia is suffering its worst drought and famine in more than 60 years, USA Today reports.

More than 750,000 Somalis are at risk of starving to death in the next few months, the UN estimates.

News of the Somali aid group donation arrives just days after Jolie's name was attached to a possible new role with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Jolie is expected to take on the role of Special Representative on the Afghan refugee situation, a UNHCR source revealed to Reuters on Oct. 4.

The new post will have the 36-year-old actress working with experts to help more than 2.7 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran.

We're hoping to discuss it in the next few weeks but we want to research it properly and do it well, Jolie told reporters at a recent UNHCR meeting in Geneva.

Jolie, who has been a goodwill ambassador to the UNCHR for a decade, has donated some $5 million to its aid operations to date, according to Reuters.

Jolie and Pitt, 47, also formed the Jolie/Pitt Foundation in 2006, an organization used to help humanitarian causes around the world, including Doctors Without Borders and the Global Action for Children group.

Here is a photo tribute to Angelina and Brad Pitt, celebrity humanitarians.

 

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and longtime partner Brad Pitt recently made a large donation to a Somali aid group. REUTERS

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie speaks during an annual meeting of UNHCR's governing executive committee in Geneva October 4, 2011. REUTERS

Angelina Jolie

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie presents the Nansen prize to Yemen's Society for Humanitarian Solidarity and its founder, Nasser Salim Ali Al-Hamairy (not pictured) at a ceremony in Geneva October 3, 2011. Jolie made a surprise appearance on Monday night at the U.N. refugee agency's ceremony to honour the Yemeni aid group credited with rescuing thousands of desperate Somali and other African refugees who arrive in southern Yemen each year. REUTERS

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive on the red carpet on the final night of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival July 30, 2011. REUTERS

Angelina Jolie

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie (C) waves as she leaves from a Syrian refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Altinozu in Hatay province June 17, 2011. REUTERS

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt REUTERS

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U.S. actor Brad Pitt, who stars as Oakland Athletics' general manager Billy Beane, arrives for the world premiere of the film "Moneyball" in Oakland, California September 19, 2011. REUTERS

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