Wyclef Jean Calls for Attention to Return to Haiti

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In a new commentary for CNN, Wyclef Jean makes a very simple plea to citizens of the world: don't forget about Haiti.

With Hurricane Isaac bearing down on the nation this week, Wyclef wrote of his native country:

"As we face this latest potential disaster, I find myself asking an uncomfortable question: Where has Haiti been in the national and international news? After the devastating earthquake in 2010, the people of the world opened up their hearts, minds, and wallets and pledged help to Haiti... but lately there's been next to nothing."

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Wyclef, who actually tried to run for President of Haiti two years ago, acknowledges the $2.1 billion raised in the earthquake relief, but says it's not enough. Not when there was "total destruction of Haiti's minimal infrastructure."

The task of rebuilding remains "gargantuan," he tells the world.

"This week, Haiti has returned once again to the national and international consciousness. This time, let's not forget... that things don't change unless we remain active and continue to bring attention to the causes we believe in... The hardest part is always rebuilding - and Haiti cannot effectively rebuild if she doesn't get the attention she deserves."

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