Angelina Jolie visits Libya to support aid agencies

Updated: Oct 12, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

London: Hollywood beauty and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited Libya to help agencies bringing aid to Libyans in Tripoli and Misurata.

“I have come to Libya for a variety of reasons, to see a country in transition at every level and to witness efforts to fully realise the promise of the Arab Spring,” the Telegraph quoted Jolie as saying.

“The country faces a host of challenges, including internally displaced people, refugees, rule of law, security, sanitation, education, health and other humanitarian needs.

“All of these pieces must be delivered and coordinated properly in an environment of reconciliation and justice.

“I will be meeting with officials from all sides but above all, listening to the local people in the street. I am here to express solidarity with them. It is the work of rebuilding and recovery that will determine Libya’s future,” she stated.

On her two-day trip, she met representatives from UNHCR, Medecins Sans Frontieres and local non-governmental organisations delivering assistance to Libyans in Misurata and Tripoli.

ANI