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Jun. 23 2009, Published 3:43 p.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt received a thank you phone call from a world leader yesterday, to thank them for giving back to refugees. Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari made called the couple to express his gratitude for their gift of $1 million to people displaced by anti-Taliban military operations in the country's northwest, reports The Hindu newspaper.

The couple have been jointly running the Jolie-Pitt foundation, which made the gift last week.

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Angie has been the goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR since 2001, and announced the $1 million gift on World Refugee Day. She's said she pledged the aid to displaced Pakistanis  because of the relative newness of the crisis in Pakistan.

"I think in the last few weeks, there were about 100,000 displaced a day. There's over two million now. I think it's just there has been a giant appeal, a lot of funds have been sent in, a lot of aid has come to the people... But the numbers are so extraordinary and they're growing," Angelina said after making the donation.

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