UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie was in Libya on a personal mission this week to bring awareness to the agencies bringing aid to the country.

The star arrived in the country on Tuesday for a two day trip.

“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 realize the promise of the Arab Spring,” she said. “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.”

The actress visited NGOs operating in Tripoli and Misrata, as well as met with UNHCR representatives in the country. She also spent time with workers from Doctors Without Borders.

“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.”

Angelina is currently an ambassador for the UNHCR, but speculation is growing that her role within the organization will soon be expanded.

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