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Former President George W. Bush to visit Haiti

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Bush will hear from Haitians about the conditions in their country, his office says
  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund focuses on long-term economic projects in Haiti
  • Trip "will draw attention to the great ongoing need in Haiti," statement says

(CNN) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush will travel to Haiti on Tuesday in part to "view progress made on rebuilding after the January earthquake ... and visit with organizations that are assisting in the rebuilding effort and have been supported by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund," according to a statement from Bush's office.

Bush also will hear from Haitians regarding the conditions in their country since the earthquake, the statement said.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is a nonprofit organization founded after Haiti's January 12 earthquake. The organization is primarily focused on long-term economic reconstruction projects to help the people of Haiti by creating jobs and promoting economic opportunity.

"President Bush's trip will draw attention to the great ongoing need in Haiti, and he will encourage Americans to continue to give what they can to help their neighbors in need," the statement said.