Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bill Clinton Leads Haiti Earthquake Relief

Bill Clinton
Pol Light Moment #6 is Bill Clinton leading long-term earthquake relief efforts for the country of Haiti. Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States and served from 1993-2001. He also served as the Governor of Arkansas from 1983-1992. Bill Clinton has been serving as United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti since his appointment in May, 2009 (Source). The former President uses his Clinton Global Initiative to help with some of the needs of Haiti.

On January 12, 2010 at 4:52p.m., a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. The earthquake hit about 16 miles from Haiti's capital city and impacted 3 million people. About 200,000 people perished and millions were left homeless. Bill Clinton was on the ground in Haiti within a week after the diaster and he visited Haiti 13 times in the year following the earthquake (Source). For more information on the earthquake see the Wikipedia page on this event.

Here is a CBS news video of Bill Clinton encouraging support for relief for Haiti a few days after the earthquake hit.

For more information on how Bill Clinton has lead the relief for Haiti read these online articles.

Quote Light: Bill Clinton has a page on the Quote Light blog.

Bill Clinton has been featured in other Pol Light moments and can be found by searching this blog with the Bill Clinton Label.

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Photo: The photo of President Bill Clinton is the official photo of a US Government official and is in public domain.  The image of Haiti is from Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. A good guy sir Bill Clinton indeed! Even though the earthquake tragedy was already past a year ago, but there are still lots of people want to share their blessings and help them. :D

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