UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations on Friday honoured more than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake that struck the French-speaking Caribbean country 10 years ago.
In a solemn ceremony of remembrance, at UN headquarters in New York, the global organisation also honoured 102 staffers who died in the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
The UN said the death of its staffers was “the single greatest loss of life” in its history.
At the wreath-laying on Friday, UN Secretary General António Guterres said Haitians had been starting a new year with optimism, but “in a few seconds, their hopes turned to dust. Continue reading