One year after the earthquake, French soccer player Florent Malouda reiterates his dedication to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. With the association Yele Haiti, he recently released a DVD created with reggae singer (and association founder) Wyclef Jean. All proceeds will be donated to the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
Immediately after the World Cup debacle, Malouda had went to Haiti, where much work has been done but, as the player points out, “The greatest part remains to be done.” He adds, “There are still lots of people who live in tents, in extremely difficult conditions, without access to drinking water, no access to electricity, and many of which have no prospect for the future.”
A native of French Guiana, geographically quite close to Haiti, Malouda joined Jean’s Yele Haiti, and helped organized a music festival last June in Haiti. The DVD Malouda and Jean launched in December compiles the best moments of these concerts. The Chelsea player will also auction the soccer shoes that he will use next Saturday in a Premier League match against Blackburn. The sum will be turned over for disaster relief in Haiti. Malouda advises, “One year after [the quake], there are many things that have been announced, and that have arrived. It is very important, not only today, which is a day of commemoration, but it is essential to think about this regularly and remain informed of the situation.”
For more information on the DVD, see http://www.florentmalouda.com/?page_id=1123
For full article (in French), see http://www.europe1.fr/Sport/Articles/Malouda-n-a-pas-oublie-Haiti-370247/