Michelle Obama spotlights Haiti relief efforts
Tuesday's unannounced visit to Haiti by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden highlights progress by Haiti relief workers in the three months since the earthquake, and how much rebuilding lies ahead.
Mexico City and Port-au-Prince, Haiti
"It was a great show of support," says Haitian UN employee Christine Canal. "Now I just hope that all that goodwill will translate into something concrete for us."
That is the same sentiment expressed by international relief organizations, after Ms. Obama and Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, landed in Haiti Tuesday morning – taking the country, and the world, by surprise.
Today's stop by Obama and Biden is one of several high-profile visits to Haiti made in recent weeks, including American actor Sean Penn and Colombian singer Shakira. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and several Latin American heads of state have also been here since the Jan. 12 quake. And former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have flown in too.