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Obama, Bush, Clinton announce massive US relief plan

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-01-17

US President Barack Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton jointly announced plans for a massive US relief effort for Haiti's earthquake victims. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected in Haiti Saturday.

REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, on Saturday said they would lead a national drive to raise money to help the survivors of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

“Presidents Bush and Clinton will help the American people to do their part, because responding to disaster is the work of all of us,” said Obama, speaking in the White House Rose Garden. “In these difficult hours, America stands united.”


Haitian authorities believe as many as 200,000 died in Tuesday’s earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation, prompting a worldwide humanitarian response as rescuers race against time to save people still trapped in the rubble.
 

Date created : 2010-01-16

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