In an unannounced visit, Angelina Jolie quietly returned yesterday to Haiti, where she met with President René Préval 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 – 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.
As the UN Goodwill Ambassador, this week Angelina Jolie visited women who fled conflict in Colombia to start a new life on the other side of the Ecuadorian border (see below).