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Haiti Earthquake - destruction as seen from the plane

Photos taken of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince during a joint Red Cross Red Crescent / ECHO aerial assessment mission on 13 January 2010. The devastating destruction that was caused by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12 January 2010 is clearly visible.


Assistance from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has started to arrive in Haiti. Several Emergency Response Units (ERU) are being deployed with staff coming from Red Cross Red Crescent societies all over the world.


Photo: ECHO


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Taken on January 12, 2010