Do-Gooder Angelina Pushes for Darfur Aid

Jolie writes an editorial for Time magazine

Angelina Jolie put on her charity cap again Friday, pushing lawmakers in an editorial to provide more aid to refugees in Darfur -- and putting heat on the media to bring the devastated region back into the spotlight.

"Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and experts now call it a 'low intensity' conflict," the actress and Forbes' recently crowned Most Powerful Celebrity wrote in a piece for Time magazine.

"The intensity of the crisis has not lessened for those who are trying to survive," Jolie wrote.

The United Nations Security Council today will learn the results of the criminal court's investigation into Omar al Bashir, the Sudanese President who is charged with seven counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity.

Jolie, who spent time in Darfur on a humanitarian mission in 2004, railed against al Bashir, saying he continues to displace -- or kill -- hundreds of thousands of Sudanese.

"Omar al Bashir, a man who should protect his citizens, has attacked Darfuris relentlessly and methodically for five years, and continues to do so," she wrote.

The "Tomb Raider" actress, who turned 34 on Thursday, is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency and has traveled across the globe pushing for refugee aid.

She's currently filming "Salt," set for release next year.

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