- Title: HAITI: Actor Danny Glover visits earthquake victims in Port-Au-Prince
- Date: 27th March 2010
- Summary: VARIOUS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE TENT CITY PEOPLE IN THE TENT CITY VARIOUS OF A YOUNG GIRL WALKING THROUGH THE TENT CITY
- Embargoed: 11th April 2010 13:00
- Location: Haiti
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes,Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
- Reuters ID: LVA8MTU244J0FT68WAKX6MOAXK14
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- Story Text: Danny Glover visits Haiti and calls for more help saying we should be talking about "a Marshall Plan for Haiti."
Hollywood actor Danny Glover on Friday (March 26) compared the devastation inflicted on Haiti by the January 12 earthquake to the destruction of World War II, but said the world was "paying attention" and ready to help.
"Lethal Weapon" star Glover, a former United Nations goodwill ambassador, made the comments during a visit to the earthquake-hit Caribbean nation, in which he saw camps housing some of the hundreds of thousands of homeless survivors.
"We have to understand the magnitude of this, really the magnitude of this. This is ... the pictures I remember watching, of looking at the remnants, the aftermath of World War 2. Certainly the talk about a Marshall Plan for Haiti," Glover told Reuters.
Glover borrowed the Marshall Plan phrase from International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who referred to the massive aid that the United States pumped into Europe after World War II to help it recover from the years of conflict.
Haiti's government says more than 300,000 people may have died in the quake, viewed by some experts as the deadliest natural disaster in modern times.
Glover added that the Western Hemisphere has a chance to help its poorest member.
"Yes, I think the world's still paying attention and this is in our hemisphere, and we should find ways in which we find a cooperative relationship with other countries in this hemisphere, particularly countries that are willing to help and have shown a real effort in helping the Haitian people," said Glover..
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