Haiti marks six years after deadly earthquake

Jan 12, 2016 | Caribbean, NEWS | 0 comments

Today, Haiti marks the sixth anniversary of the deadly earthquake that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling on the international community not to stop helping the country. The UN chief said even as the victims of the quake are honoured, the commemoration of the tragedy must be a source of renewed inspiration and a call to unite behind a vision for a stable, democratic and prosperous future for Haiti. On January 12, 2010, more than 200,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the south of the nation. The capital Port-au-Prince, located about 15 miles from the quake’s epicentre, suffered widespread devastation. In addition to the deaths, the earthquake left 300,000 injured, 1.5 million displaced, and billions of dollars in damage.
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