Haiti pays tribute to victims of the 2010 earthquake | News
The Ministry of Communication of Haiti announced this Wednesday that in tribute to the more than 300,000 deceased nationals and thousands of cripples in the earthquake of January 12, 2010, in the Caribbean nation the flag will be raised at half-mast and the recreational centers will remain closed. .
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The entity specified that this day marks 12 years of the disastrous event that reduced the capital of Port-au-Prince to the foundations from that date to the present; in addition to contracting the country’s Gross Domestic Product to five percent.
“Twelve years later, the country still mourns its dead and the wounds are still opening. May God continue to watch over Haiti!” Prime Minister Ariel Henry asserted.
12 janvye 2010 | 12 janvye 2022: 12 lane depi yon tranblemantè te pote ale anpil nan frè ak sè n. Pandan n ap sonje sila yo ki te peri nan evenman sa, n ap kontinye prepare nou pou n ka avoid plis malè nan moman katastwòf natirel sa yo. pic.twitter.com/02S9NlizdZ
– Communication Haïti (@MCHaiti)
January 12, 2022
Likewise, the United Nations (UN), remembered its 102 members who died after the natural disaster, and stressed its total willingness to collaborate with the Haitian people in the development of a sustainable, equitable and fruitful future for the nation.
The earthquake of January 12, 2010, caused the destruction of 60 percent of the country’s hospitals; Furthermore, the number of fatalities was ten times higher than the number of deaths in half a century.
“After one of the darkest days in its history, Haiti has relied on the resilience of its people, the work of its institutions, and the help of its many friends and partners around the world to overcome the ravages caused by this calamity.” , said the UN.