18:04 13 January 2010
Stars Wycelf Jean, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have urged fans to donate to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The natural disaster, which is the worst to hit the region in 200 years, has claimed thousands of lives and left many homeless.
Haitian-born rap star Wyclef Jean became the ambassador for the Yele Haiti foundation, which provides humanitarian support to the Caribbean country, in 2007.
Speaking through his Twitter page, the star said: "Your money will help with relief efforts.
"They need our help - please help if you can."
The former Fugees star has since said he is now on his way to the Caribbean state, via the Dominican Republic.
"Pray for the people of Haiti [and] me please," he posted.
He also issued a statement on his website urging the US military to help and said Haiti had suffered "a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion... unlike anything the country has ever experienced."
He said: "I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who are close with Jean, 37, after visiting the region with him in 2006, also spoke out about the natural disaster.
In a press release, the couple said: "We are devastated by the news from Haiti. We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter."
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