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- Posted on Jan 19th 2010 1:30PM by Charley Rogulewski
"Haiti is obviously one of the most poor countries in the Western Hemisphere," Jagger said, "and when these terrible disasters happen in a very poor place, the result is magnified over and over and over what it would be in a country more accessible or with more infrastructure left. This is a huge massive disaster for one of the poorest, poorest countries -- it's so poor, it's very hard to describe how poor it is compared to all the other countries in our hemisphere."
"An earthquake is incredibly, physically damaging but it's also psychologically damaging because all the laws that govern your life -- your walking, the ground beneath your feet, everything happening to you -- is destroyed in those moments," he continued. "It's very gratifying to see so much outpouring of help from every country, in every way -- from people giving money, from people sending support groups. I think there's not been one, the slightest hint of problems with people wanting to send money or help every possible way they can."
"People have been wonderfully generous," Jagger said of the relief efforts. He encouraged people to donate by texting "Haiti" to the Red Cross relief fund at 90999 or "Unicef" to 20222. "It's a beautiful country with very welcoming people, with fantastic culture, with wonderful music, with incredible dance and strange history," Jagger said of Haiti. "It's a unique country and it's very, very sad when you see this happening to somewhere you've been."