July 12th, 2010
09:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton to return to Haiti

Former President Clinton visited Haiti soon after January's earthquake.  He returns Monday.
Former President Clinton visited Haiti soon after January's earthquake. He returns Monday.

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will return to Haiti Monday to mark the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked the impoverished island nation January 12, the Clinton Foundation announced Sunday. This will be his sixth trip to the nation since the quake struck.

Clinton will meet separately with Haitian President Rene Preval and Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

Clinton, who is the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti, joined with former President George W. Bush to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which last week announced $1 million in new grants to create new jobs and spur economic activity.

Programming Note: Watch an exclusive interview from Haiti with former Pres. Clinton Monday on AC 360° beginning at 10 p.m. ET.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Gale

    Who is the special envoy for the Gulf people?

    July 12, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  2. frank

    I hope he moves there, people in America have no food on there tables, no jobs, kids with no shoes, when are we going to stop sending money over seas.how ignorant have we become not helping our own.i will never again donate money over seas until all Americans are fead first.im sick of this abuse the American people are getting.

    July 12, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. susie

    It is nice to help other countries, but we should be helping our own in this country first. So many people are hurting.

    July 12, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Sun52shine

    Former President Clinton has always been passionate about the well being of fellow human life and welfare. I vote that the former President take control of all the funding raising for Haiti and he be responsible for the distribution of cash and the rebuilding of Haitian homes.

    July 12, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    As many stated previously, people will forget all about Haiti. How much money has actually been raised?

    July 12, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  6. Mark

    I wonder if he ever traveled to Nashville? I don't think so. Take care of our own before giving handouts to a corrupt Country.

    July 12, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |