Angelina Jolie has donated $1 million to the U.N. refugee agency to help Afghan refugees.

Jolie, who is a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, has given the money as part of the agency's appeal for $268 million to meet the humanitarian needs in and around Afghanistan.

"This significant contribution from a concerned young American reinforces my belief that, despite the trauma of recent events in her country, a strong sense of humanitarian responsibility toward innocent civilians suffering in far-off places continues to animate the spirit of caring individuals everywhere," High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers said in a statement Wednesday.