Palin part of humanitarian effort in Haiti

Sarah Palin arrived Saturday in Haiti, which has recently been struck by a cholera epidemic and violence in Port-au-Prince stemming from a controversial presidential election, as part of a humanitarian group hosted by Samaritan's Purse, the Guardian reported.

"They are so full of joy. We are so fortunate in America and we are responsible for helping those less fortunate," said former Alaska Gov. Palin, who was the Republican vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 election .

More than 2,000 people have died of cholera in Haiti, while about 100,000 have been sickened, CNN reported. Haiti is still recovering from an earthquake in January which killed nearly 220,000 people.

Franklin Graham, son of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, is heading the delegation which will visit a cholera clinic with gifts for children under Operation Christmas Child, the Guardian reported.

"I believe Gov. Palin will be a great encouragement to the people of Haiti and to the organizations, both government and private, working so hard to provide desperately needed relief," Graham said.

Palin has yet to comment on the trip and her itinerary has not been released, the Guardian reported. Many believe she is considering running for president in 2012.

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