Damon, Singer Jean Help in Haiti

Call on UN to raise $100M for storm recovery
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 15, 2008 11:07 AM CDT
Actor Matt Damon, second left, Musician Wyclef Jean, and New Brunswick, Canada Premier Frank McKenna are escorted by U.N. peacekeepers and police officers in Gonaives, Haiti, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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(Newser) – Matt Damon and singer Wyclef Jean waded through knee-deep flood waters during a tour of decimated Gonaives, Haiti, yesterday to call attention to the widespread suffering that has followed tropical storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike. "I'm speechless, I can't believe it," Damon told the AP. The actor and the Haitian-born singer are asking fans to pitch in as the UN attempts to raise more than $100 million in aid.

"It's inhumane," said Jean. "No human should be living like this."