Last Updated: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:12 pm (KSA) 09:12 am (GMT)

Brad and Angelina donate $1 mln to Iraqi kids

Pitt and Jolie have donated millions of dollars to charity over the years (File)
Pitt and Jolie have donated millions of dollars to charity over the years (File)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated one million dollars to support the education of 8,000 children in Iraq and the United States affected by the war, a charity said Wednesday.

The iconic Hollywood couple made the donation to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict via their charity, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

A statement from the Education Partnership said the money would be split evenly between U.S. and Iraq non-profit groups.

Money will pay for basic necessities, including books and supplies to help send Iraqi children to school. Aid will also go to refugee kids, and to school rehabilitation programs.

The foundation will also help children in the United States who have a military parent killed in Iraq, or who are separated from a parent stationed in the country.

"These educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal," Jolie, who has visited Iraq twice in the past year, said in a statement.

Pitt added: "We hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations."

Pitt, 44, and Jolie, 33, have donated millions of dollars to charity over the years. Jolie has long been an advocate for refugees and is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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