Actress Angelina Jolie has appealed for the safe passage of refugees fleeing Libya and Cote d'Ivoire.
In a statement, the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador said, "We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don't want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands". She goes on further to state, “As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety. All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”
Jolie, who serves as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has been in Kabul, Afghanistan for the past two days speaking with struggling refugees who are trying to return home after a decade of exile.
“We need to remember that if we don’t support these people in the long term to really get back on their feet, we will see a continued cycle of instability and new crises,” she said.
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