Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wyclef Pleads for Help after Earthquake Shakes Haiti

Wyclef Jean is pleading for help after a 7.0 earthquake plagued his home country of Haiti Tuesday.

"Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced," Jean wrote on his website, of the largest earthquake the Caribbean island has seen in over 200 years.

"I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse," Wyclef continued.

"The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now. President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands 'ready to assist' the Haitian people. The U.S. military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible." 

While no numbers have officially been reported, officials predict the Haiti earthquake death toll to be in the thousands.

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