She was accompanied by her four-year-old adopted son.

The 29-year-old Academy award winner and star of the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider wanted to meet refugee children and introduce her Cambodian-born son, Maddox, to those less advantaged than himself, an aid official said on Friday.

 

Jolie, an ambassador for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has already visited crisis-torn Darfur in Sudan and refugee camps in Thailand.

 

In 2003, she visited Sudanese refugees near Cairo, Egypt, with a host of Egyptian actors, including famed comedian Adil Imam.

 

Checked into an exclusive Beirut hotel under a false name in a bid to shun the parapazzi, Jolie refused to talk to the press.

 

About 400,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon deprived of basic rights in squalid camps - a legacy of the 1948 establishment of the state of Israel that caused a mass exodus of Palestinians to neighbouring countries.