President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recovery
April 7th, 2011
09:16 PM ET
3 years ago

President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recovery

(CNN) – As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.

The former president, who oversaw the U.N. aid mission during the aftermath, is traveling to Haiti Thursday night, for several events on Friday, the Clinton Foundation said in a press release. He is scheduled to tour a school and launch a national cholera awareness campaign in the morning, then attend a board meeting for the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti in the afternoon.

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Egypt, Haiti make for marathon Sunday for Clinton
January 31st, 2011
01:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Egypt, Haiti make for marathon Sunday for Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Long days go with the territory when you're the nation's top diplomat, especially during an international crisis. But for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, no stranger to chaotic days, Sunday may have been one for the books.

Clinton was the face of the administration on the Egyptian situation, making a rare appearance on all five Sunday morning shows with the message of an "orderly transition" towards democracy.
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Clinton announces Haiti trip
December 15th, 2010
08:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton announces Haiti trip

(CNN) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton plans to visit Haiti on Wednesday to discuss the recent cholera outbreak and efforts to rebuild after a punishing earthquake, the Clinton Foundation said.


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December 12th, 2010
08:13 PM ET
4 years ago

In Haiti, Palin urges U.S. to do more to help

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in Haiti on Sunday, urging the U.S government and other Americans to do more to help the earthquake-ravaged country.

"Not to get political, but if some of the politicians would come here and see the conditions perhaps they would see the need for, say, a military airlift to bring the supplies that are so needed here," she said.
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Palin to make surprise trip to Haiti
December 9th, 2010
06:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin to make surprise trip to Haiti

(CNN) - It turns out that Sarah Palin's next overseas trip won't be to England or Israel, as was widely reported Thursday.

CNN has learned that the former Alaska governor will be traveling to Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham and his relief organization Samaritan's Purse.

They will be visiting a cholera clinic, among other stops.


Filed under: Haiti • Sarah Palin
August 9th, 2010
01:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Former President Bush to visit Haiti

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush will travel to Haiti on August 10 in part to "view progress made on rebuilding after the January earthquake ... and visit with organizations that are assisting in the rebuilding effort and have been supported by the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund," according to a statement from Bush's office.


Filed under: George W. Bush • Haiti
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.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Haiti
May 19th, 2010
04:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Sean Penn testifies on Haiti before Senate panel

Actor Sean Penn attended a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Actor Sean Penn attended a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

(CNN) - Sean Penn could have been walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, he was under the Dome in Washington on Wednesday to testify on Haiti.

Penn's newest film, spy thriller "Fair Game," will debut Thursday at Cannes, but the day before, the Oscar-winning actor was seated before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as witness to an emergency.

"I come here today in the hope that we will address with bold clarity the razor's edge upon which Haiti lies," he said.

He called on lawmakers to demand transparency as the island nation moves forward in recovering from the massive earthquake that struck January 12.

"In an emergency, donors offer money and expect it to be spent helping people," Penn said. "I hope we are here today to encourage just that."

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Filed under: Haiti
March 10th, 2010
08:32 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to meet with Haitian president on relief, recovery efforts

President Obama will meet Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval.
President Obama will meet Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval.

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval to discuss relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti, the White House said in a statement.

"The president will speak with President Preval about how the international community can best support the government of Haiti and the Haitian people as they rebuild and create a foundation for a brighter future," the statement said.

Haiti is struggling to recover from a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck January 12. Much of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed, and more than 217,000 people were killed, according to the latest figures from international relief organizations.

Washington has already provided $700 million in aid to Haiti. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday a donors' conference is planned in New York for the end of March. More than half of all United States households have made private contributions to Haitian relief, Clinton said.

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Filed under: Haiti • President Obama
February 12th, 2010
05:19 PM ET
5 years ago

Bill Clinton marks one-month remembrance of Haiti quake

(CNN) - On the same day he was released from a hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, former president Bill Clinton released a long written statement marking the passing of one month since the earthquake in Haiti.

"I will continue to work with the Haitian government and people, international donors and multilateral organizations, the Haitian Diaspora, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and the international business community to fulfill unmet needs," Clinton said in the 400-plus-word statement, released Friday.

The remarks came less than 24 hours after some Clinton associates speculated that his hectic schedule in the past month had contributed to his hospitalization. As the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, Clinton has been intensely involved in relief efforts. He also has visited the island nation twice since the earthquake, a fact he noted on Friday.

"Haiti still has a chance to escape the chains of the past and the ruins of the earthquake," he said. "But we all will have to do what we can today."

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