Wyclef Jean was in
Haiti today, helping international aid workers clean up after massive flooding
left the northern cities under mud.
Over 700 people
died and over 1,000 are still missing. The U.N’s World Food Programme
is trucking in over 40 tons of food to help the residents of the affected cities.
"I came here
to see my people, to see their desperation and to assess the situation and see
how we can help," Jean told Reuters. "I want to be able to tell the
world about the disaster I witnessed here."
WFP country director
Guy Gauvreau said that over 175,000 people were affected by the flooding across
the entire country.
Haiti is one of
the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The Red Cross is hoping to
raise $3 million dollars to help the flood victims.
The island was
already reeling from the departure of ex-President, who was forced into exile
after a violent revolt in February.
in July that he was planning a benefit concert for country which he hails. Jean
told reporters that he would like to see 2 million of Haiti’s eight million
gonna take the whole Caribbean coming in,” Jean told AllHipHop.com in
an April interview. “The United Nations, all of the nations coming into
Haiti. Not just for 6 months.”