Former Presidents Bush, Clinton Visit Haiti

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. Mar. 23, 2010: Former U.S. Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush toured the devastated capital of Haiti Monday while reminding the world that the quake affected nation still needs help.

The two promised to work to make the most of the huge global outpouring of support for earthquake-devastated Haiti as they toured the capital of Port-au-Prince, the grounds of the collapsed national palace and walked through a tent city filled with 60,000 homeless quake survivors.

President Barack Obama named the two former leaders to head the U.S. fundraising effort. Clinton is also the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, has made two visits since the quake.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund’s website says it has raised more than $37 million from over 220,000 individuals and has allocated $4 million to several organizations on the ground in Haiti providing relief, recovery, and rebuilding assistance,

They include Habitat for Humanity, The University of Miami Global Institute/Project Medishare, Concern Worldwide US, GHESKIO, Episcopal Relief and Development, International Medical Corps, Catholic Relief Services, Plan International and American Jewish World Service.

 

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