Beyonce makes humanitarian stop to Haiti

Beyonce backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. Beyonce is competing against, Sam Smith, Beck, Ed Sheeran, and Pharrell for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8
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Pop royalty Beyonce took time out from her demanding schedule to visit Haiti where a massive earthquake in 2010 devastated the French Caribbean destination.

The 20-time Grammy winner paid a visit there to see the progress made since a reported more than 200,000 lost their lives five years ago.

Escorted through the capital city of Port-au-Prince and towns in surrounding areas by Valerie Amos, the United Nation’s humanitarian affairs chief and emergency relief coordinator, the entertainer met medical staff at a hospital and visited displaced families.

According to United Nations spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe, during the brief visit Beyonce was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” the cholera outbreak that followed the disastrous quake.

In addition to helping to distribute food and water to recovering families, reportedly, she “brought joy to the young patients, handing out coloring books and games.”

She talked with mothers and in the process was able to learn about how their lives had improved over the past five years.

The same year the 7.0 earthquake shook the French creole-speaking nation, the Council of Fashion Designers of America named Beyonce the official face of their fund-raising “Fashion for Haiti” T-shirt.

Since then, Forbes Magazines’ named Beyonce the 2014 highest-paid woman in music and also lauded her for her involvement in several benefits and fund-raisers for the stricken country.

The 33-year-old singer has always had a penchant for reaching out to humanitarian causes.

She founded a charitable foundation, spawning the Bey Good movement which aims to help the less privileged.

The charity’s mission strives for awareness.

In an effort to “giving back,” the movement has aided the neediest in disaster areas.

Beyonce is currently fund-raising for Nepal following a horrific 7.8 earthquake on April 25.

She posted a statement on social media after the deathly disaster saying: “We are proud to join Music for Relief as they commit themselves to immediate relief and long-term recovery in Nepal. This is an opportunity to join us and #BeyGOOD to support the people of Nepal.”

Prior to organizing the movement, Beyonce donated containers of food and supplies after a hurricane shattered homes in Grenada.

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