Back in February, Angelina traveled to Haiti as part of her work with the UNHCR. She met with earthquake survivors and UN staffers on the ground. This weekend Angelina made her second visit post-earthquake, this time for the press surrounding World Refugee Day, today. There are no photos of her visit that I can find – the above photo is from her February trip. She also spent Thursday and Friday in Ecuador, meeting with refugees who have been displaced for more than eight years, and participating in some kind of forum with the high commissioner of the UNHCR and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Actress Angelina Jolie has quietly returned to Haiti for meetings with Haitian and U.N. officials.
The weekend visit by the “goodwill ambassador” for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was not announced to keep it low-profile.
U.N. officials confirmed the visit when asked by The Associated Press. They agreed to discuss the trip only if not quoted by name because they were asked not to share details of Jolie’s visit.
Jolie has visited Haiti several times. In February she met with orphans and other earthquake victims.
The actress has also visited Iraq, Thailand, Pakistan and other countries on behalf of the U.N. refugee agency.
[From The Associated Press]
That’s strange. “U.N. officials confirmed the visit when asked by The Associated Press. They agreed to discuss the trip only if not quoted by name because they were asked not to share details of Jolie’s visit.” What the hell? All of a sudden it’s like Angelina is CIA and no one can confirm exactly why she’s in-country. Like, when asked why Angelina was traveling to a country with lots of refugees, instead of going on the record, a UN official muttered something about “assassination” before he got a poison dart to the ass.
Here are some photos of Angelina on 2009’s World Refugee Day:
Photo courtesy of UNHCR, from Angelina’s February trip to Haiti.