Wyclef Jean calls for Haiti evacuation
Musician has raised $2 mil since the earthquakeNEW YORK -- Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean is calling for an evacuation of his homeland's earthquake-ravaged capital and asking for international aid to help set up tent cities nearby.
The Grammy Award-winning artist called for action during a news conference Monday in New York. He envisions temporary settlements housing 100,000 people each outside Port-au-Prince.
Jean is one of Haiti's most famous sons and has been a prominent voice in relief efforts since Tuesday's earthquake. He has raised more than $2 million through his charity, the Wyclef Jean Foundation. It is also known as Yele Haiti.
But he has also faced questions about its accounting practices. He defended it Monday as a young organization that had made mistakes but has also been effective.