Palin Urges Americans to 'Remember Haiti'

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After getting a first-hand look over the weekend at the humanitarian disaster gripping Haiti, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged Americans to get out of their comfort zones and help the struggling island nation.

Palin and her husband Todd were visiting the country as part of Rev. Franklin Graham's relief organization Samaritan's Purse.

 "I do urge Americans not to forget Haiti," she said at a Sunday afternoon news conference.
    
Palin's trip came amid a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 Haitians. Her two-day visit included stops at cholera clinics and other relief sites in the earthquake ravaged country.
     
"I know that there's been some discussion of U.S. aid perhaps being lifted from this area," Palin said, making reference to a potential drawdown of U.S. assistance to Haiti. 

 "Again - not to get political - but if some of the politicians would come here and see the conditions, perhaps they would see a need for, say, a military airlift to come bring supplies that are so needed here," she said.

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