British schoolchildren – six-year-old Ayan Musa and East London’s Mikhail Isha – are best friends and set up the stand to raise money for the charity in July after learning about the crisis.
Ayan Mosa’s father, 37-year-old Shakeel Moosa, told CNN the “Melficant” star contacted the family three weeks ago through an agent and offered to donate to the charity, which was moved this weekend Given.
“, It’s pretty amazing. It’s real – he’s not just a random star, you’re talking about one of the top names on the planet, so it’s a bit heavy,” Moosa said. “That is unprecedented.”
It is estimated that half of Yemen’s population is in danger of famine for millions of hungry, hungry or malnourished people.
When Ayan and Mikayil heard about the plight of young children in the country, they wanted to help, Ayan’s father told CNN.
“He said that people were living as if this was the first time. This is the first time in his life when he realized that not everyone is living like him,” Mojo said. “They were eager to do something … and whatever hundred pounds we added, we would give to a charity.”
The children have now helped raise £ 70,000 ($ 90,944) with joint fundraising efforts from friends and family. He said it was now expected to be able to raise £ 150,000, Moosa added.
CNN has reached out to Angelina Jolie’s representatives for comment.
CNN’s Tim Lister and Sam Kelly contributed to this report.