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Haiti - Social : Earthquake of January 12, 2010, the country remembers
12/01/2022 09:26:19

Haiti - Social : Earthquake of January 12, 2010, the country remembers
On January 12, 2010 at 4:53 p.m. in the space of 35 seconds, more than 250,000 people were killed, 300,000 others injured and more than a million people were affected in the earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale which hard hit Haiti.

Josué Pierre Louis, Secretary General of the Presidency reminds the general population that by decree dated January 6, 2015, January 12 is declared a Day of Commemoration and Reflection dedicated to the memory of the victims of the January 2010 earthquake.

"Consequently, during the day of Wednesday January 12, 2022 marking the twelfth anniversary of this tragedy :

the national flag will be half-masted throughout the territory of the Republic; nightclubs and other similar establishments will remain closed.

Radio and television stations are therefore invited to program occasional broadcasts during the day of January 12."

Message from the United Nations :

"Today, 12 January 2022, the United Nations remembers the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their lives and the many thousands more who sustained permanent injuries in the earthquake that twelve years ago devastated the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas.

We also commemorate the memory of our 102 UN personnel who laid down their lives on that day.

Following one of the darkest days in its history, Haiti has drawn on the resilience of its people, the work of its institutions and the assistance of its many friends and supporters to overcome the ravages caused by that calamity. The same sense of resilience and solidarity allowed the Haitians to promptly respond to the dramatic earthquake that hit the southern regions of the country last August.

Today, we renew our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and our sympathy for all those whose lives continue to be affected by this tragedy. We also renew our commitment to work alongside the Haitian people and with the country’s friends and supporters to help build a sustainable, inclusive, and brighter future for Haiti."

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