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Haiti earthquake becomes a tragedy for the United Nations...!!!

>> Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti has abiding "serious damage" in the 7.3-magnitude convulsion which befuddled the Caribbean nation and a ample cardinal of UN cadre are unaccounted for, according to the UN peacekeeping chief.

Hours afterwards the adverse earthquake, which has bedfast abundant of the basic Port-Au-Prince including the Presidential Palace, the UN admiral do not apperceive how abounding casualties the UN Peacekeeping force in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has suffered.

The UN has 9,000 peacekeepers in the country which accommodate over 7,000 soliders and 2,000 policemen. There are 200 Indians active in Haiti including 60-100 who assignment for the UN mission.

"We don't accept any abstracts for the time being. But we apperceive acutely it is a tragedy for Haiti, and a tragedy for the UN, and abnormally for the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti," said Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

"We apperceive there will be casualties. But we cannot accord abstracts for the time being," he added. The arch UN official appear that the capital architecture that was the Address of the UN forces, alleged the Hotel Christopher, has collapsed, and that Brazilian troops in the mission were aggravating to get bodies out of the building. "As we speak, no-one has been rescued from this capital headquarters, but we don't apperceive how abounding bodies were in the architecture back the collapse happened," Le Roy said.

On Tuesday evening, a able convulsion of 7.0 consequence rocked Haiti followed by aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. A hospital reportedly burst and the presidential alcazar was additionally hit. Also missing is the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Heidi Annabi who was central the address back the convulsion hit."We aloof apperceive that he was in the building, as were abounding others. But we don't apperceive how abounding others at the time of the collapse," Le Roy said.

A mission administrator on the arena declared that there were abounding bodies on the streets of Haiti streets, a lot of traffic, and bodies affective around, but that about midnight things would calm down. The accident to the airport is still to be assessed. Shortly afterwards the earthquake, UN arch Ban Ki-moon bidding abysmal accord for Haitians who are bent in the accustomed disaster. Ban's appointment told journalists that above US President Bill Clinton, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Haiti, alleged the Secretary-General to exchanged antecedent advice on the adversity and agreed to allocution afresh on Wednesday morning. "My affection goes out to the bodies of Haiti afterwards this adverse earthquake. At this time of tragedy, I am actual anxious for the bodies of Haiti and additionally for the abounding United Nations agents who serve there," he said.

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