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A host of celebrities have come out in support of the Haitian earthquake that devastated the island nation this week.

As reported earlier by, within hours of the quake, Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean had organized support for victims. He was soon joined by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who told “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.”

Now Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Glastonbury Music Festival organizer Emily Eavis are urging people to donate to Oxfam's appeal for victims.

“I visited Haiti with Oxfam a few years ago,” said Martin. “It’s a country of extreme poverty and brutal living conditions. Most people in Port-au-Prince live in tin shacks. The earthquake that has struck Haiti will have turned the city into an unimaginable hell. The people of Haiti will be desperate for help and assistance.”

“I visited Haiti with Oxfam in 2002 and it’s the poorest place I’ve ever been by a long way,” added Eavis. “It seems doubly unfair that it should be hit by such a devastating earthquake, especially after the hurricanes of the last two years. They do not have the resources needed to cope with a disaster of this scale, that is what makes this so much worse.”

You can make a donation to Oxfam’s appeal here.

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