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Haiti - Politic : P.M. Henry laid a wreath of flowers at the Saint-Christophe memorial
13/01/2022 08:17:10

Haiti - Politic : P.M. Henry laid a wreath of flowers at the Saint-Christophe memorial
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 by the earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the scale of Richter who hit hard Haiti.

On Wednesday January 12, 2022, Prime Minister Ariel Henry accompanied by Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps, went to the memorial of Saint-Christophe [in TiTanyen] erected to salute the memory of the victims of January 12, 2010 where he deposited a floral offering before collect oneself "[...] Twelve years later, the country still mourns its dead and the wounds are still gaping. May God continue to watch over Haiti !" wrote Henry on his Twitter account.

Then at the National Palace, in the presence in particular of the Ministers, the High Staff of the Police and the Army and major State officials, Ariel Henry took part in the ecumenical service organized in memory of the victims.

In his speech for the occasion, Ariel Henry declared :

"Today we have come together in memory of the victims of the January 2010 earthquake. Twelve years later, our internal wounds have not yet healed. January 12 is an opportunity to remind ourselves that the time has come for us, Haitians, to work hard to change the situation of all citizens without any distinction.

The State has an obligation to support the Haitian people, but to get there, we need peace throughout the country. The Government is working to help the country better manage this kind of disaster. Haiti must change. For that, we must learn to create stability first."

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