Bill Clinton, UN chief seek aid for Haiti

Published on 10 March 2009

Bill Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are trying to refocus international attention on Haiti with a visit Monday they hope will lure more aid to keep the impoverished country from sliding back into chaos. The former U.S. president and the U.N. chief toured the run-down capital and were meeting with Haitian officials who have been struggling with high food prices and a devastating series of storms during a period of relative political calm in the Caribbean country. [...] The delegation that includes Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean stopped at a school in the capital's rough Cite Soleil neighborhood, once the site of violent clashes between gangs and U.N. peacekeepers, to view a food program for children. Clinton said he was pleased to see efforts such as the program, run by Jean's charity, Yele Haiti, and U.N. World Food Program.

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