Wednesday, January 13, 2010

U.N.: More than 100 staff missing

There was a horrible earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday and there were a number of aftershocks. As man as 150 members of the U.N. mission in Haiti remained unaccounted for Wednesday afternoon following an earthquake that inflicted massive damage on the caribbean nations capital, UN officials said Wednesday. Alain Le Roy, the undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations even said "It's obvious that the number of casualities and fatalities will be actually big." Reporst are showing though that amound the missing were the two top civilian officials at the mission, special Representative Hedi Annabi, of Tunisia, ad his top deputy, Luiz Carlos da Coasta of Brazil, Le Roy said. Another 14 members of the Brazilian - led peacekeeping force in Haiti - 10 Brazilians, 3 Jordanians, and one Haitian had been confirmed dead by Wednesday evening, he said.

I hadn't really watched the news or heard about detail about the earthquake in Haiti. I had no idea the impact that it had. It was a such a big one to, 7.0 to be exact. I just didn't realize the damage that it not only had on Haiti but accross the world. There were people in Haiti from all over the world. This is definatly a worldwide disaster and everyone is being so careing and wanting to help.

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