It has been four months since the earthquake heard around the world first devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but is anyone still listening?
Thousands remain homeless and in need of basics, such as food and water. Meanwhile nearly 3,000 amputees are in need of long-term medical care, including rehabilitation.
Entertainer and Haitian native Wyclef Jean, who has already helped raise millions of dollars towards Haiti relief, wants to keep the earthquake devastation in the headlines, and in the minds and hearts of people, and says the people there are still in desperate need of aid.
WATCH MSNBC COVERAGE OF WYCLEF JEAN URGING FOR HAITIAN AID
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“As a celebrity and entertainer it’s important to constantly sing about it,” says Wyclef. “But one of the things that I want people to be aware of, 1.2 million people are still living out of tents, people are still hungry and the situation of helping through medicine is very important.”
The Fugees member is also asking the public to look at the larger picture. He says the next step is figuring out how to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure – not just roads and buildings – but Haiti’s educational infrastructure as well, as there are many children who were unable to read and write even before the earthquake.