Angelina Jolie Visits Libya-Tunisia Border
First Published: April 5, 2011 12:48 PM EDT Credit: AP
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Refugees who fled violence in Libya have welcomed an unusual visitor to their border camp in Tunisia — Angelina Jolie.
The American actress visited on Tuesday in her role as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
The UNHCR said in a statement that Jolie urged more international aid for the refugees, and the Jolie-Pitt Foundation had also made an “important donation” for the refugee operation.
Jolie also praised the government of Tunisia for its generosity toward the refugees. Tunisia saw an uprising in January that overthrew a dictator and sparked revolts around the Arab world.
UNHCR says more than 400,000 people have fled from Libya over the last month amid fighting between longtime rebels and leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.
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