Actress Angelina Jolie is appealing for more international aid to help people fleeing the violence in Libya.
In her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, she visited a refugee camp on the Libyan-Tunisian border.
Her family’s charity, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, paid for an evacuation flight for 177 people.
Jolie was on a two-day visit to Tunisia to highlight the plight of nearly 440,000 people who had fled Libya into surrounding countries since early March. More than half of them are in Tunisia
Jolie said: “There were groups of Egyptians, Chadians, Eritreans, Somalis and other nationalities.”
She added: “It was a well managed camp despite the challenges of addressing different cultural backgrounds and finding different solutions for them. Not everyone can get on a plane and go home, and you have to manage the expectations of those who stay behind.”
More than 70,000 migrant workers have already returned home on humanitarian airlifts organised by UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration. But many more remain, and many more are arriving every day.