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Rapper Wyclef Jean with Haiti

So far he got more that US$400.000 and has traveled to Haiti to see the country for himself.


Wyclef Jean, left The Fugees in 2006 to have a solo career that bring him to work with several artists like Ludacris , Lil’ Wayne, Cyndi Lauper, Timbaland, Eve, and Lil’ Kim. It also sang with Shakira the single hit “Hips Don’t Lie”.


But right now his social activism is more important and his struggle to bring help to Haiti. But this is not the first time he is trying to help his native land. In 2004, he started the nonprofit “Yele Haiti foundation” to provide scholarships for the country’s children. He’s also worked with the United Nations World Food Program to send assistance to the island. And, back in 1997, Clef and the Fugees played a concert in Haiti.


After the news of the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 he launch his campaign via his Twitter account: “Your money will help with relief efforts,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter. “They need our help – please help if you can.”


According to his Twitter account he also flew out to the neighboring Dominican Republic yesterday morning, to try to get from there to Haiti, and now he is there “giving aid and assessing the situation”.
The singer, who gained fame as a member of hip-hop trio The Fugees, was born in Haiti in 1972 but moved with his family to New York when he was nine.


He spoke on CNN Tuesday night and said he was talking to a friend on the phone in Haiti when she said, “I think an earthquake is coming,” and the call was dropped. After contacting her again, he was told that buildings were collapsing.


But he is not the only artist working in the relief effort. Other artists include Dannii Minogue, who asked her followers to donate to the Red Cross saying: “Haiti Emergency Appeal http://bit.ly/81BXKE Red Cross 24hr Donation Line: 0845 053 5353″


Demi Moore posted: “Devastating earthquake in Haiti to aid the children go to http://bit.ly/6s4Pd4” and husband Ashton echoing her post with the same link to the Unicef donations page.


Ben Stiller meanwhile wrote: “People in Haiti need our help and attention right now… If you want to DONATE to HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF: http://tinyurl.com/ya6kpzm


This earthquake was the strongest to hit Haiti in more than 200 years. thousands of structures are crushed , and untold numbers of people remain trapped, according to accounts from witnesses. The death toll was expected to run into the thousands and possibly the hundreds of thousands.


Everybody can help.

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