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Wyclef Jean and Matt Damon visit

September 15, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Cries of adulation -- and hunger -- followed Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean and actor Matt Damon as they toured flood-ravaged Gonaives to call attention to suffering there.

Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike submerged the Haitian city and cut off roads.

Damon and Jean encouraged help for the United Nations to raise more than $100 million for 800,000 Haitians in need. Jean's Yele Haiti charity is helping to distribute food.

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