Protecting Haiti orphans is Jolie’s top priority

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010, 16:11 PM IST

New York: American actress Angelina Jolie’s top priority is to protect the orphaned children in Haiti, it has been revealed.

Jolie returned to the SOS Village in Santo, Haiti, outside of Port-au-Prince to evaluate the progress made since she last visited the village more than six months ago.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010.

“One of Angelina’s highest priorities is protecting children without family; she was there to meet with Haitian officials to try and figure out solutions,” Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages said.

SOS Children’s Villages is an organization that provides housing and long-term care for orphaned or abandoned children in 132 countries worldwide.

Both Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, have been longtime supporters of SOS, and the Beowulf star has visited an SOS Emergency Relief Program in Chad, an SOS Children’s Village in Ethiopia, and the couple also went to the SOS Village in Amman, Jordan, reports Fox News.

“The children are out of their minds. They love her, she’s very hands on and spends time with them and that means a great deal,” Paul said.

ANI

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