UN marks fourth anniversary of Haitian earthquake

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Roses are laid on a memorial inscribed with names of UN staff who lost their lives in Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, during a ceremony by the UN mission in Haiti to mark the second anniversary

The fourth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 has been marked by the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Approximately 220,000 people were killed, including 102 United Nations staff members.

The disaster left 1.5 million people homeless and created a major humanitarian crisis in the country.

In his message, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to increase its aid to Haiti.

He noted that progress has already been made in health and education but warned that more needs to be done.

The Secretary-General said Haiti remains extremely vulnerable on many fronts and that 145,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps.

The message was delivered to the UN staff in the Haitian capital Port au Prince by the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative, Sandra Honoré.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1’08″

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