Saturday, September 20, 2008

Actress Mia Farrow Visits Haiti Storm Victims

UNICEF goodwill ambassador, US actress Mia Farrow, right, talks to children during a visit to an orphanage in Gonaives, Haiti, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Farrow is on a five-day visit to Haiti to witness the devastation after four successive hurricanes struck the country killing more than 400 people. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) — Actress Mia Farrow is in Haiti to draw attention to thousands of children left homeless and hungry after four storms struck the impoverished country in a month.

Farrow visited a mud-filled cathedral on Saturday in Gonaives, where hundreds of storm victims have been living since early September.

The storms killed at least 425 people, destroyed thousands of homes and razed 60 percent of the island's agriculture.

Farrow, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, will also visit sites in Port-au-Prince and the hard-hit town of Cabaret during a five-day tour.

The United Nations has distributed food and water to some 240,000 people, but raised only 2 percent of its US$108 million aid goal.

Source: AP.Org - Google.Com

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