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Jolie and Pitt visit Haiti

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:04 pm
by KarenS
According to the Miami Herald: "Elaine Bole, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, said Jolie `shines a light on a problem that doesn't always get a lot of light. The work she does for us, it makes a huge difference.''

Jolie has long been a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR.

'It's about the kids,' said the stars' host, Wyclef Jean, hip-hop artist and Haiti native. Jean helped found the music group The Fugees, and his YĆ©le Haiti foundation runs several programs to help children in the Caribbean nation.

As a U.N. ambassador, Jolie has visited U.N. refugee camps in Ecuador, Colombia, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, Thailand and Pakistan. She has adopted an orphan girl from Ethiopia and a son from Cambodia.

Jolie and Pitt warmly greeted the crowd of workers at the Port-au-Prince airport as they arrived Friday by helicopter from the neighboring Dominican Republic, where Jolie is filming a movie. They joined Jean to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his nonprofit foundation."

Excellent move Angelina and Brad!