1. Mid of Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean (left) and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez (right)
2. Close of Jean
3. Close of Fernandez
4. Mid of Jean and Fernandez talking
5. Mid of American actor Vin Diesel
6. Various of meeting between Jean, Fernandez and Diesel
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vin Diesel, US actor:
"Well, we started an underground convoy where we actually shipped baby formula, medical supplies. We''ve been doing this for the last week. It was important for us to go over to Haiti. I arrived here last week and President Leonel Fernandez wanted me to go into Haiti, and I did, and my heart went out to our brothers and sisters there. I don''t think...I can''t imagine anyone going there not wanting to help."
"The telethon we did in New York, we raised over 57 (m) million. It''s continuously going. I want to thank George Clooney. I worked with George Clooney a lot, putting that together, also Shakira, everybody, Madonna, everybody who participated in that. And also, I want to thank the world. I want to thank the DR (Dominican Republic), I want to thank...It feels like the whole entire world is coming together. So many telethons are going on, so much money is being raised, and you know, we did loose a lot of people in Haiti. I personally lost a lot of people. But understand that every time real change is about to happen it comes from the worst moment. So, I feel moving forward on now. I want everybody to know that we''re moving to the 21st century, and everybody that''s watching me right now that''s from the DR, you know what I''m saying, I want them to know that they are my brothers and they''re my sisters. They look like me. Look, we all look the same, you understand what I''m saying?"
WYCLEF AND VIN DIESEL MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Haitian born musician Wyclef Jean and American actor Vin Diesel met with the President of the Dominican Republic on Sunday (24 Jan 10) in continuing efforts to help the shattered Haitian nation following the devastating earthquake on 12 January.
Both celebrities thanked President Leonel Fernandez for his country''s immediate response to the disaster which has killed an estimated 200-thousand people, displaced many more and reduced much of Haiti to rubble.
Diesel said he been involved in getting shipments of aid into the country, and had witnessed first hand the misery there, visiting the island in the last few days under the request of Fernandez.
The American actor has visited Haiti many times and sponsors a film programme for young Haitians.
Wyclef Jean has been working tirelessly to raise money for the victims, taking part in Friday night''s all-star telethon, "Hope for Haiti Now," which so far has raised 57 (m) million US dollars.
His charity, The Wyclef Jean Foundation Inc., also known as the Yele Haiti Foundation, is one of the groups that will benefit from the evening''s donations.
Jean also thanked US actor and director George Clooney, who helped organize Friday''s event.