By Tim Saunders on
Angelina Jolie was in the Dominican Republic earlier this week to visit survivors of the Haitian earthquake, and is now in Haiti to view the devastation and raise awareness of what still needs to be done to help.
The actress – who, along with Brad Pitt, donated $1 million to the cause immediately after the disaster – was joined by Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, the son of Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, for the trip to the Dario Contreras Hospital in the Dominacan Republic.
“She spoke with several children and a Haitian woman who recognized her and requested help,” said Dario Manon, hospital spokesman.
The actress is traveling on behalf of UNICEF, and touched down in Haiti just hours ago.
“It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades,” she said.
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