Angelina Jolie to visit Haiti: UNHCR
GENEVA: Movie star Angelina Jolie is due to arrive in quake-struck Haiti on Tuesday, the UN refugee agency said, a day after she visited Haitian children being treated in the neighbouring Dominican Republic.
Oscar-winning Jolie serves as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
UNHCR spokeswoman Sybella Wilkes in Geneva confirmed Jolie's visit to Haiti, where some 200,000 people were killed and one million left homeless in the earthquake nearly a month ago.
But Wilkes declined to give details of the actress's programme while in Haiti.
On Monday Jolie toured the pediatric wing of Dario Contreras Hospital, a leading trauma hospital in the Dominican capital Santo Domingo, with its director Hector Quezada, the hospital said.
Jolie was also joined by Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, the head of the UNHCR team for Haiti and the Dominican Republic and a son of Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.
The actress and her partner, actor Brad Pitt, donated one million dollars to Doctors without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) in Haiti following the January 12 quake, the worst natural disaster on record in the Americas.