Saying the international community has a “unique opportunity” to help the people of Haiti reclaim their proud past and shape a better tomorrow, former president Bill Clinton addressed a gathering of Haitian and Haitian-American activists on Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Tapped this year to be a U.N. special envoy to Haiti, Clinton spoke this morning during the final day’s events of the Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress being held at the Trump International Beach Resort.
During his speech, Clinton reiterated a pledge to help the people and government of the impoverished island nation expand job opportunities and provide essential services. Last year, Haiti was beset with numerous crises including a global rise in food prices to four hurricanes with devastated the island, killed hundreds and left thousands homeless. The Diaspora community sends millions of dollars to Haiti every year, accounting for a third of the country’s gross domestic product.