LOS ANGELES: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolieâ€™s love for children is by no means limited to their own: The couple has donated $1 million to help kids affected by the war in Iraq, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict announced on June 25.
The organisation will distribute the donation, made through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to four organisations working on behalf of children who have lost parents, homes and schools in Iraq. Children in the US who have lost parents in the conflict will also benefit.
â€œThese educational support programmes for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal,â€ said Jolie in a written statement from Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which she co-chairs.
â€œWe hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations,â€ Pitt added in the statement.
The money will be divided between the Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program which he-lps military children; Wo-men for Women International, which will provide books, school supplies to Iraqi women and children; International Resc-ue Committee, which will repair three schools and offer classes for over 2,500 students; and NineMilli-on.org, that will give sch-ool uniforms and learning materials to over 2,000 displaced Iraqi kids.