Geneva - The UN refugee agency says goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie is currently visiting Libya, though in a personal capacity.
A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Adrian Edwards, said on Tuesday that the US actress nonetheless plans to meet with aid groups and UNHCR representatives in the country.
The Geneva-based agency said last week that it was discussing a bigger role for Jolie after receiving $5m in donations from her over the past decade.
Jolie has visited dozens of countries to promote the cause of refugees during her 10 years as goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.
Thousands of Libyans fled their homes during the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, though many have returned since the strongman's downfall.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
South African born actor and family member of anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman, Dame Janet Suzman, made headlines this week with a controversial racial remark. Read More »
Police in Los Angeles have opened an official inquiry into sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Read More »
The top 5!
Coming to SA!
It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!
South AfricaOnly the best Durban
TownhousesR 7 490 000
HousesR 2 300 000
HousesR 3 500 000