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Angelina Jolie Travels To Tunisian-Libyan Border As Goodwill Ambassador To Aid In Relief Efforts

Posted on Tue Apr 5, 2011 07:45 AM PDT


Angelina Jolie continues her humanitarian efforts in the volatile area near the Tunisian-Libyan border ... urging for more international support for those who have fled Libya.

X17online broke the news that Angelina was heading to Tunisia to beef up relief efforts for the more than 400,000 people who have escaped the violence in Libya.

Jolie, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, said the following about her mission:

    "The outpouring of generosity from the Tunisian people says so much for the future of this country. It is a sign of the openness sweeping across the region. We would encourage others, individuals and governments, to continue to support and assist with the needs on the ground."

According to the UN, the people who have fled Libya have overflowed into surrounding areas like Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Algeria, Chad and Sudan ... with Tunisia receiving the majority of people. Jolie adds:

    "While migrants make up the majority of these new arrivals, there are also some 2,500 people from war-torn countries who are unable to return home and thus require international protection. 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."

Find out what else Angelina had to say about funds drying up ... after the jump.

As the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie says:

    "The international community has done well to reinforce Tunisias 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."



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