Humanitarian actress Angelina Jolie highlighted the plight of orphaned children around the world yesterday (26Apr07), with a fundraising appearance in Washington, D.C. The Tomb Raider star, who has three adopted children, was speaking at a press conference in the US capital to announce the launch of Global Action For Children (GAC), a charity that raises money for orphans in the developing world. Jolie said, "I am here to simply ask you to think about orphaned children not as a burden but as a great opportunity. "Their education is an investment in our future... They have had to work very, very hard to survive, but when they are given a chance, they grow strong, stronger than most. "This is a happy day because it is not often enough that these children are represented in this town." Last year (06), Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt donated $1 million (GBP500,000) to GAC.