Wyclef’s non profit, Yele Haiti is under investigation for mismanagement. The now defunct organization is said to have wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars when the money could have gone to the people who really needed it, Haiti earthquake victims. From EW The numbers reveal some pretty scathing stuff. Yele Haiti collected over $16 million […]
Wyclef Jean was desperately looking for Jean "Jimmy O" Jimmy Alexandre, but sadly the Haitian rapper was slain in the massive 7.0 earthquake that has devastated Haiti.
As of Friday morning, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti had raised more than $2 million from mobile giving, according to Albe Angel, CEO of Miami-based Give on the Go, the mobile-communications company working with the non-profit to coordinate donations.
Musician Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti, implores Haitians in America to "step up" in this clip from CNN. "As we sit here there are people in the dark...we are in a state of emergency," said Wyclef.
Haiti native Wyclef Jean is asking for assistance for victims of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The singer told ET, "Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.