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Angelina Jolie visits Libya-Tunisia border

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
In this photo released on Friday June 18, 2010, by the United Nations Human Committee for Refugees, (UNHCR), actress Angelina Jolie, left, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visits a day-care center in Sucumbios province, in Ecuadors Amazon region.(AP Photo/ UNHCR/J. Bjorgvinsson)

In this photo released on Friday June 18, 2010, by the United Nations Human Committee for Refugees, (UNHCR), actress Angelina Jolie, left, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visits a day-care center in Sucumbios province, in Ecuador's Amazon region.(AP Photo/ UNHCR/J. Bjorgvinsson) (AP Photo)

Refugees who fled violence in Libya have welcomed an unusual visitor to their border camp in Tunisia -Angelina Jolie.

The American actress visited on Tuesday in her role as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

The UNHCR said in a statement that Jolie urged more international aid for the refugees, and the Jolie-Pitt Foundation

had also made an "important donation" for the refugee operation.

Jolie also praised the government of Tunisia for its generosity toward the refugees. Tunisia saw an uprising in January that overthrew a dictator and sparked revolts around the Arab world.

UNHCR says more than 400,000 people have fled from Libya over the last month amid fighting between longtime rebels and leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

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