Angelina Jolie visits Libya

2011-10-12 13:41

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.


  • MobBim - 2011-10-12 13:55

    I take this as psychological tactics of Nato to bribe the world that they have done good job on libareting Libya.... while the truth later will prevail because this celebrities are used by some dull people who call themselves interlligency to donate money to cover up their mess... I like Angelina as an actor not as a puppets used by Evil Ganstar who wear a sheep skin to decieve innocent people

      corliah - 2011-10-13 07:57

      Your are ignorant. Her involvements are with refugees who are effected by these actions. She has given $5 and been on 40 visits to refugee camps to talk to these people who have been displaced and bring their plight to the world.

  • 2WhiteStars - 2011-10-12 14:05

    Getting a little tired of this lady and her "multi-culti" brood. Go help White people instead. We're the ones who really need it.

      pallybaby - 2011-10-12 14:14

      Typical news24 reader, lets turn everything into race

      corliah - 2011-10-13 08:03

      Millions of poeple are displaced during war and have to live in refugee camps under horrifying conditions, and that includes white people you ignorent person - she has been to over 20 countries. What have you done for any person who's basic needs are not met?

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