American Idol Kris Allen Visits Haiti (Video)

Kris Allen (who won last year’s American Idol competition) and UN Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin travelled to Haiti last week.  The trip is part of the television show’s forthcoming episode dedicated to Haiti, which will air on Thursday and help raise funds UN relief efforts.    

Below: Kris Allen and UN Foundation Kathy Calvin are briefed by a UN staffer on camp conditions in Haiti. Below: The UN Foundation speaks with a UNDP staffer about a United Nations rubble removal program in the Carrefour-Feuille neighborhood of Haiti. The program employs hundreds of thousands of Haitians to open up road access so that emergency crews and sanitation workers can reach areas of destruction before the rainy season starts. Below: UN Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin and the UN’s Kirsten Knutson (from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA) report from a food distribution center in Haiti, while AMERICAN IDOL winner Kris Allen helps hand out food. The nutrition program is jointly run by UNICEF, UNFPA, and WH