Angelina Jolie, actress and Goodwill Ambassador to the UN, has praised the Libyan people and has described as "extraordinary" are leading the revolution. "What is happening is extraordinary. It is a people fighting for their country and because they change things," the actress told Reuters news agency.
Jolie arrived in Libya on Tuesday and toured Misrata, the city captured by the rebels after several weeks of heavy fighting, and Tripoli. "We've seen families who have lost some of their own, people who have suffered violence in their bodies, who have lost their limbs and yet still fighting for something they believe, because they think that is at stake country's future and that of their children. "
Jolie traveled in a van, accompanied by armed bodyguards from Tripoli to Misrata. She said she met with members of the Libyan transitional government and highlighted the many needs that the country has. "They're a lot going on. They are in transition period on many levels. It is not just food, not only lack health care resources, new laws needed to be put in place already.
The actress said that her visit aimed to highlight the plight of foreign immigrants and Libyans who had been internally displaced by the aftermath of the war "I am also here on behalf of the Libyan people to show solidarity. I believe in this revolution, and I help them prepare for the future of their country. "
With in this mission of peace and solidarity, which began in April, Jolie visited refugees from Libya in Malta. Before she was also in the Italian island of Lampedusa and went to Tunisia to visit people fleeing the revolution there. Jolie is an ambassador for the refugee agency United Nations, UNHCR, for 10 years and is expected to announce a body large and important role for her in the coming days.