Pitt, Jolie donate $1 m for quake victims
Pitt-Jolie have donated the money to 'Doctors Without Borders' for the organisation's emergency medical operation in poverty-stricken Haiti.entertainment Updated: Jan 26, 2010 15:39 IST
Pitt-Jolie have donated the money to 'Doctors Without Borders' for the organisation's emergency medical operation in poverty-stricken Haiti, which was ravaged by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, the Us magazine reported.
"It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades," Jolie, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN since 2001, said in a statement.
Pitt, 46, who along with Jolie, has been a longtime supporter of Doctors Without Borders - added, "We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care."
The couple said that they were "devastated by the news" and pledged their support.
"We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter," they had said in an earlier statement.