Pitt & Jolie Heading to Pakistan

Pitt & Jolie Heading to Pakistan
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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updated 11/23/2005 at 01:55 PM EST

originally published 11/23/2005 07:40AM

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have announced that they'll be traveling to Pakistan to visit the region that was hammered by an earthquake in early October, Reuters reports.

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"We'll be on our way to Pakistan in a matter of days," Jolie told reporters following a private briefing at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees in Geneva on Tuesday. Pitt also attended the event but left the talking to Jolie, who has been a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. since 2001.

"He seemed very interested in our work," Jennifer Pagonis at the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said of Pitt, on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Jolie continued to get high praise for her work with refugees. "She takes her work for us extremely seriously and that means a lot to her and the staff," a UNHCR spokeswoman said. "She’s a terrific goodwill ambassador who can help people understand the difficult life of a refugee."

The UNHCR partnered with NATO to deliver goods such as shelter material to the area that was devastated by the Oct. 8 quake. More than 73,000 people are believed to have died in the catastrophe.

On Tuesday, Jolie was also awarded a Cambodian passport after being made a citizen of the Southeast Asian country, where her son Maddox, 4, is from, the Associated Press reports.

A source close to the actress said that the passport would provide Jolie with “a closer link, a stronger bond” to her son.

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