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Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future

New York/IBNS: More than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation ten years ago, were honoured in a solemn ceremony of remembrance at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, along with 102 staffers who died – the single greatest loss of life in the Organization’s history.

UN committed to helping Haiti build better future, says Guterres, marking 10-year anniversary of devastating earthquake

New York/IBNS: On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Haiti, devastating its capital, Port-au-Prince. About 220,00 people were reportedly killed, among them, 102 UN staff who lost their lives when the stabilization mission there, known as MINUSTAH, collapsed. Some 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million become homeless during the 35-second-long tremor.

UN ‘stands ready’ to support Haiti after earthquake hits northern coast – Guterres

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): In the wake of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck north-west Haiti overnight, Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday extended condolence to the island nations’ people and Government, and said the United Nations stands ready to help with the response.