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Text messaging aids Haiti donations

American mobile phone users have raised more than $27m to help relief efforts.

    Governments worldwide have pledged almost $1bn in aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti, with the biggest single contribution of $130m coming from the United States.

    Part of that has come from individuals giving money via text messages on their mobile phones.

    Over $27m has been raised so far from people in America donating by text messages to charities - including to the Yele Haiti Foundation, headed by Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born musician.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York City on the drive for donations and the questions about where that money is going.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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