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Bill Clinton Heads to Haiti With Supplies

Sunday, 17 January 2010 09:14 PM

WASHINGTON — Former US president Bill Clinton, the UN special envoy to Haiti, said he will travel to the quake-devastated country Monday to deliver relief supplies and meet with leaders and survivors.

"As UN special envoy for Haiti, I feel a deep obligation to the Haitian people to visit the country and meet with President (Rene) Preval to ensure our response continues to be coordinated and effective," Clinton said.

The Clinton Foundation said the former president would "deliver emergency relief supplies including water, food, medical supplies, solar flash lights, portable radios, and generators."

He will also meet with "members of the Haitian government and the international community to discuss the way forward, as well as visit with personnel and volunteers on the ground."

Clinton and former president George W. Bush have been asked by President Barack Obama to lead a major fundraising effort in the devastated Caribbean republic.

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