Haiti Earthquake January 2010
"There is no doubt that we are facing a major humanitarian emergency and that a major relief effort will be required ... I urge all members of the international community to come to Haiti’s aid in this hour of need." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January left the country's capital Port-au-Prince devastated and affected about 3 million of its population. Among the victims were also military personnel and civilian staff of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), set up in 2004.

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