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Celebrities and fans respond to the earthquake in Haiti on Twitter

January 13, 2010 | 12:03 pm

Jean Celebrities and their fans are responding with prayers, news and calls for aid after Haiti was hit earlier today by a powerful earthquake, and many serious aftershocks, centered 10 miles offshore and near the capital city of Port-au-Prince. There's a lot of damage, and many casualties are expected.

Wyclef Jean, whose uncle is the Haitian ambassador to the U.S., was speaking to a person in Haiti when the quake hit. He told CNN, "We're gonna need immediate aid, and we're gonna need the United States and the international community to react immediately. This is the worst devastation that we as Haitian people have faced." His Twitter feed has unique updates.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Haiti photos
Photo gallery: Earthquake hits Haiti | Twitter: Reports from Haiti | Resources: How to help

Top photo: Wyclef Jean in Oslo, Norway, for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Dec. 11, 2009. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

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