Haitian star Wyclef Jean pulls bodies from rubble

2010-01-15 10:46

HAITIAN native Wyclef Jean spent yesterday clearing bodies from the

streets of Port-au-Prince, as he called for the government to impose a state of

emergency and warned of impending chaos.

Jean, who became famous as a front-man for the superstar Fugees hip

hop group, has long been active in promoting Haiti’s development, but that focus

has shifted markedly to disaster relief in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude

earthquake.

Describing conditions in the Haitian capital as “the Apocalypse,”

he said Haiti needed to raise a million dollars a day to survive.

“We spent the day picking up dead bodies, all day that’s what we

did. There’s so much bodies in the streets that the morgues are filled up, the

cemeteries are filled up,” he told Fox News.

“The count is not 100 000 there at least 400 000 people that are

about to die.”

Born near Port-au-Prince, Jean has raised money through his Yele

Haiti charity since 2005.

“We have to raise a million dollars a day. In four or five days,

this whole country is going to be in chaos. We are calling for a state of

emergency,” he said.

“We are calling for a state of emergency please President (Barack)

Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... we have to do something for this

country.”

 

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