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Up to 200 UN staff still missing after Haiti quake

Handout image provided by the United Nations of an aerial view of the UN headquarters in Haiti shows the devastation caused by the earthquake.

Up to 200 United Nations' staff in Haiti, including peacekeepers, remain unaccounted for after its headquarters and other buildings collapsed in a devastating earthquake, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Thursday.

"Between 50 to 100 MINUSTAH (peacekeeping) staff are believed trapped in the building. In total, between 115 and 200 are unaccounted for, but it is an estimate from last night," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told Reuters.

--Reuters

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Top photo: Handout image provided by the United Nations of an aerial view of the UN headquarters in Haiti shows the devastation caused by the earthquake. Credit: Logan Abassi / MINUSTAH via Getty Images

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I am holding my breath since Tuesday because there are some of my friends working at the MINUSTAH. I don't understand why rescuers don't try to enter through the part that did not collapse. It is devastating to watch and to be powerless.

i think that it is very terrible that there was an earthquake there. i feeel really bad for all of the people that died.


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