UN commemorates anniversary of devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake – a global issue

Salute to all the victims, United Nations in Haiti not only remember Hundreds of thousands of Haitians killed 12 years ago, and thousands more suffered permanent injuries.

At the time, about 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million people were left homeless in the 35-second earthquake.

Bruno Lemarquez, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Haiti, participated in a memorial service on Wednesday to remember the lives lost.


United Nations system in Haiti Pleasure Those killed were described in a statement Wednesday as “one of the darkest days in its history.”

From then onwards, “Haiti uses the resilience of its people, the work of its institutions and aidits many friends and supporters to overcome the devastation caused by this disaster“.

Commemorative messages were shared across the United Nations system.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tweet “We honor the victims every day and honor their legacy through the work of this organization”. and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), renew It supports Haiti’s “path to recovery, stability and prosperity”.

Last August, another major earthquake struck the southern part of the country, killing more than 2,200 people, injuring more than 12,000 and destroying thousands of homes.

same Resilience and sense of solidarity re-emerged, as the Haitians responded quickly and effectively to another disaster.

sustainable future

In a statement issued by the United Nations Office, Organization reaffirms its commitment to working with the Haitian people, and with friends and supporters in the country.

The United Nations is on the ground, continuing to work long-term reconstruction, to help communities “build a sustainable, inclusive and brighter future for Haiti”.