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haiti quake

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Alain Le Roy has confirmed that the headquarters of MINUSTAH, the United Nations mission in Haiti, sustained serious damage in today's earthquake. As of this writing, a "large number of personnel remain unaccounted for" (info via UN News Centre on Twitter).

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti, who already suffer far too much, with those in the mission, and with the disaster relief and development workers in the field. My friend A is part of MINUSTAH and I know she'd appreciate your thoughts as well. Our fingers are crossed that she's safe and sound and busy helping out. Texas in Africa will be dark on Wednesday in honor of her and all those affected by this tragedy.

Update: A is okay! Continuing to think of those who are in danger tonight.


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