Beyoncé made a trip down to Haiti to see progress and provide aid to those affected by the horrific earthquake that hit back in 2010.
According to NBC News, the trip was a part of a United Nations humanitarian mission, in collaboration with Bey’s own charity BEYGOOD. U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe made a statement that Beyoncé was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” by the earthquake. The singer traveled to different parts of the country, including Port-au-Prince, to visit with residents, and passed out food and water to them.
The country has not be the same since the disaster, which took the lives of close to 300,000 people. Photographer Gael Turine, who spent the last 10 years photographing the country, told TIME magazine, “The wounds are still here, and everyone says that they’re living in worse conditions than before.”
Absolutely devastating to see. It’s very tragic that, after five years, many people are still struggling to survive in these terrible conditions. I’m glad and proud that Bey was able to make the trip down to assist and hopefully encouragesome of the Haitians to keep fighting and pressing on.
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