Wyclef also wants to emphasize that the earthquake has affected all of Haiti, not just Port-au-Prince, where many relief efforts have been focused. "Sometimes when people hear Port-au-Prince, they assume that's the entire Haiti," he says.
Still, despite all the challenges Haiti now faces, Wyclef says he was buoyed by a sense of hope. "I remember every night ... the people were singing. Despite what they were going through, you still heard 'Amazing Grace,'" he says. "The thing about the Haitian people is it's will. It's determination."