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Haiti Earthquake, 12 January 2010

An aerial view of the collapsed Headquarters of MINUSTAH in Haiti.

An aerial view of the collapsed Headquarters of the UN
Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), in Port-au-Prince,
after the devastating earthquake.  (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)


The Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010 measured 7.0 on the Richter scale. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost their lives. The United Nations lost 102 of its staff.

The Haiti memorial site contains tributes to the 102 staff confirmed to have died as the result of the quake, as well as videos of ceremonies at UN Headquarters in New York, and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

There are also online condolences, and videos of Haiti's recovery since the tragic earthquake, which claimed hundreds of thousands of Haitian lives.



Algiers, 11 December 2007

An aerial view of the collapsed Headquarters of MINUSTAH in Haiti.

The UN Headquarters complex in Algiers destroyed by the
2007 terrorist attack.  (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)


Seventeen United Nations staff members lost their lives when a car bomb destroyed the offices of the UN Development Programme and damaged those of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. A second car bomb exploded near a court building.

Secretary Ban Ki-moon visited the devastation, and brought back the tattered flag that was flying outside the UN offices in Algiers at the time fo the attack. "Torn and bruised, but still proud and unbowed, this flag symbolizes the sacrifice of our colleagues, and our determination to persevere," he stated.

In Memoriam - Algiers (11 December 2007) contains the names of the deceased, past observances of the tragedy, official statements, photos and online condolences.



Baghdad, 19 August 2003

An aerial view of the collapsed Headquarters of MINUSTAH in Haiti.

Workers and soldiers search through the rubble of UN
Headquarters, Baghdad, after the explosion. (UN Photo)


A terrorist attack on the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August 2003, claimed the lives of 22 people.

Baghdad In Memoriam (19 August 2003)
contains biographies of the deceased, past observances of the tragedy, official statements, photos and online condolences.

 


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