An­gelina Jolie vis­its Haiti as good­will am­bas­sador for UN

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JACMEL, Haiti (AP) — An­gelina Jolie met with Haitian earth­quake sur­vivors liv­ing in camps and vis­ited a flat­tened school Wed­nes­day, the sec­ond day of a visit as a good­will am­bas­sador for the United Na­tions’ refugee agency.

The ac­tress, rep­re­sent­ing the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees, flew by he­li­copter to the south­ern city of Jacmel where she vis­ited a camp for Haitians made home­less. Some 500,000 peo­ple are liv­ing in camps around the coun­try since the Jan. 12 earth­quake. She also vis­ited a school de­stroyed by the quake.

Jolie later met with Pres­i­dent Rene Preval about chal­lenges con­fronting the coun­try since the dis­as­ter.

Her visit be­gan Tues­day when she met with UN of­fi­cials in Por­tau-Prince and vis­ited an SOS Vil­lages camp for or­phans out­side the cap­i­tal.

Jolie also toured a Doc­tors Without Bor­ders hospi­tal in a Port-au-Prince sub­urb, wav­ing to on­look­ers. She and hus­band Brad Pitt have con­trib­uted $1 mil­lion to Doc­tors Without Bor­ders for its emer­gency med­i­cal op­er­a­tions in Haiti.

Jolie has pre­vi­ously vis­ited Iraq, Thai­land, Pak­istan and other coun­tries with UNHCR.

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