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President Clinton to Travel to Haiti

NEW YORK, 17 January 2010 – President Bill Clinton, the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, will travel to Haiti tomorrow to meet with Haitians and deliver emergency relief supplies including water, food, medical supplies, solar flash lights, portable radios, and generators.

While there he will also meet with President Rene Preval and other members of the Haitian government and the international community to discuss the way forward, as well as visit with personnel and volunteers on the ground.

“As UN Special Envoy for Haiti, I feel a deep obligation to the Haitian people to visit the country and meet with President Preval to ensure our response continues to be coordinated and effective,” President Clinton said.

Yesterday, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, President Clinton and President George W. Bush agreed to lead a major fundraising effort, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. After the Indian Ocean Tsunami, President Bush asked President Clinton and President George H. W. Bush to lead a similar effort.

For further information, please contact:

Jehane Sedky, Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti
646 781 4107
[email protected]