Angelina Jolie Visits Haitian Refugees And Meets With Dominican President

Feb. 8 2010, Published 9:45 a.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie jetted off to the Dominican Republic Monday following her short stop in Miami where she joined Brad Pitt and eldest son Maddox to cheer on the New Orleans Saints to victory in the Super Bowl.

Jolie visited with Haitian children that are in the Dominican Republic to receive medical treatment following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit their country on January 12th, killing more than 200,000 people.

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Angelina toured the pediatric wing of Dario Contreras Hospital in Santa Domingo with it’s director Hector Quezada and Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, the son of famed Peruvian writer, Mario Vargas Llosa.

Angelina also met with the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez at the presidential National Palace.

It is reported that Jolie, who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and UNICEF, will travel to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

Angelina, along with partner Brad Pitt, where among the first in Hollywood to offer their support to the ravaged country, donating $1million to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.


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