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    Angelina Jolie Speaks Out on Libya, Protecting Asylum Seekers

    Angelina Jolie UNHCR/ J. Tanner

    Superstar mother of six Angelina Jolie continues to look out for those less fortunate all over the world.

    Where is she this time around? Read on to find out.

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    Jolie is currently in Kabul, Afghanistan, as part of her work as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for refugees. She issued statements earlier today, via the U.N., regarding the deadly political turmoil in the African nations of Libya and the Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire.

    "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—whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts," Jolie said. "All I'm asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed."

    Calling on the world "to address this moment," Jolie 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."

    According to the U.N., tens of thousands of people have been displaced in the Ivory Coast with many fleeing to Liberia. The U.N. has also issued a joint appeal with the International Organization for Migration for a humanitarian evacuation for people trying to escape Libya for Tunisia.

    Jolie has been on a two-day visit to Afghanistan to speak with refugees still trying to reintegrate almost 10 years after returning from exile.

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