Monday, January 18, 2010

The body of the UN Mission Head Found Hedi Annabi

Head of UN Mission in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, confirmed to have died in the devastating earthquake on Tuesday (12/1/2010), after the body was found. Annabi is a Tunisian citizen aged 65 years.

In a statement on Saturday local time, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon also confirmed the death of vice-Annabi, Luiz Carlos da Costa from Brazil, and the Acting UN Police Chief in Haiti, Doug Coates, from Canada. Thus was launched Reuters, Sunday (17/1/2010).

Ban did not give details of how the bodies they found, but the UN previously stated that Annabi and his deputy were under reruntuhkan Hotel Christopher, the UN mission headquarters in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and they could be alive or dead.

Haitian President René Préval said on Wednesday (13 / 1) and that Annabi had been killed, but the UN was not able to confirm it.

Annabi was the first UN mission chief who was killed in action since Sergio Vieira de Mello of Brazil who was killed along with 14 other UN staff when a truck bomb exploded next to UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

Until last Friday, the death toll from the UN headquarters in Haiti reached 37 people. The death toll announced by Ban increased to 40, but UN officials estimate could be increased more than 100 people.

UN mission sent to Haiti after a bloody coup President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Nearly 9 thousand police and UN troops are in Haiti to help police the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere's security guarantee.


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