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In Memoriam -
In remembrance of those members of the UN Family who lost their lives
in the earthquake in Haiti, 12 January 2010

Ms. Farah Boereau, 1981 - 2010

Interpreter (Haiti)

Ms. Farah Boereau

Farah Boereau, a national of Haiti, worked for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as an interpreter/field language assistant since 2006.

Farah attended Université Quisqueya in Haiti from 2000 to 2006, majoring in business administration and finance while working at the same time in customer relations for UNCARTE, a local credit card company.

In the following two years, she studied at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Internationales in Port-au-Prince, where she obtained her certificate in interpreting and translation in 2008.

In MINUSTAH, Farah first worked with the Haitian National Police and then was transferred to the Technical Service Section.

Her language skills in Creole, English, French and Spanish were in great demand in MINUSTAH where she translated documents and reports. She also supported the office, helping out with filing, requests for office supplies and requests for technical assistance.

Described as easy-going, caring and supportive, “Farah was a fighter and knew what she wanted from the start,” commented a colleague. “She fought for what is right and she managed to take care of many things by herself.”

Friends described Farah as someone with a great sense of humour who liked to make jokes. They also appreciated her sense of style and that she took pride in her appearance.

It is believed that Farah and her husband Adolfo died together at Port-au-Prince’s Caribbean Market.

Farah is survived by her infant daughter Isadora. She also had two sisters and four brothers.