Clinton heading Haiti relief

U.N. announces the ex-president will co-ordinate international aid efforts

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has announced that Bill Clinton will begin leading international relief efforts in Haiti. The former president has also been asked by U.S. President Barack Obama to join another former president, George W. Bush, in raising funds, and will be traveling to Haiti Friday to deliver emergency supplies and meet with the country’s leaders. “More than three weeks after the earthquake, the relief efforts in Haiti have been increasing to meet staggering needs, but the long road to recovery has just begun,” Clinton said. It’s now believed that more than 200,000 people were killed in the massive earthquake that struck the country last month, while another 300,000 were wounded  and over a million left homeless.

Agence France-Presse