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Remarks by the OAS Secretary General on the Earthquake in Haiti

  January 12, 2010

“Tragedy has yet again hit the already suffering Haitian people, this time in the form of a violent earthquake. Our thoughts are with the victims. It is at such times that people, governments and leaders across the hemisphere, as neighbors and friends of the people of Haiti, should show solidarity and support in a real, effective and immediate manner, guided by the Country’s Government, which knows best where the most urgent need lies.

From the OAS we will do everything within our means to support the victims of this catastrophic phenomenon. Assistant Secretary General Albert R. Ramdin is gathering all available information regarding human and material damages caused by the catastrophe and regarding all immediate necessities, in order to inform our Permanent Council tomorrow and allow Member States to contribute to Haiti at this time of need”.

Reference: E-006/10