Jolie backs Tunisia as refugees flee Libya
Jolie backs Tunisia as refugees flee Libya

Angelina Jolie is urging the world community to continue helping Tunisia with its refugee crisis as thousands flood in from its war-torn neighbour, Libya.

The Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) heaped praise on Tunisia for the way it has been dealing with the problem after a meeting with the Tunisian foreign minister, wrapping up a two-day visit on Wednesday.

State news agency TAP quoted Jolie as offering the country her "solidarity".

Jolie visited the Tunisia-Libya border area on Tuesday.

The UNHCR says more than 400,000 people have fled from Libya over the past month amid fighting between rebels and long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

The West Australian

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