Beyoncé visits Haiti on behalf of the United Nations following 2010 earthquake

The singer helped humanitarian efforts with her Bey Good organisation on Saturday (May 16)

Beyonce has made a humanitarian visit to Haiti on behalf of the United Nations.

The pop star, rumoured to be working on a joint album with husband Jay Z, travelled to the Caribbean nation to help with aid efforts following the earthquake that struck the country in January 2010.

Beyoncé was visiting with her Bey Good organisation, with Haiti UN mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe confirming that the singer made the trip on Saturday (May 16) to “meet some of the people who were affected by [the earthquake]”.

It is estimated that as many as 300,000 people lost their lives following the 2010 disaster. See photos of Beyoncé’s visit below.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé and jay Z met with the families of Freddie Gray and Mike Brown, two African-American youths recently killed during altercations with police in the US, at Prince’s Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore last week (May 10).

Prince’s Rally 4 Peace concert was streamed live on Tidal. The Jay-Z owned streaming service removed its paywall and sign-up process and allowed visitors to listen to audio from the concert live and for free. Tidal’s homepage also featured a “match funds” donation button to encourage support for local Baltimore youth charities.

Commenting on Tidal’s support, Jay-Z said: “I am honoured to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.”
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