Angelina Jolie Urges Support for Libya's Displaced
Angelina Jolie meets Somali refugees at Shousha Camp on Tuesday (April 5) in Ras Djir, Tunisia.
The 35-year-old actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador traveled a few kilometers from the Tunis-Libyan border to meet with some of the 440,000 people who have crossed the border to Tunisia to escape violence in Libya.
“The international community has done well to reinforce Tunisia’s remarkable relief effort. But with 2,000 people still crossing each day, we cannot let the funding dry up and need to sustain the momentum,” Angelina said, adding, “We would encourage others, individuals and governments, to continue to support and assist with the needs on the ground.”
“They’re waiting here with little hope, unable to return home and unsure of what’s to come. This constant cycle of displacement must finally come to an end,” Angelina concluded.
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation made a contribution to the efforts, covering the costs for 177 people to fly home to their countries of origin and to pay for an ambulance to help injured refugees arriving from Libya.