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13 Jan 2010 description

The enormous damage caused by the quake yesterday adds on to the losses for almost US$ 900 million caused by cyclones in 2008.

(13 January 2010) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) expressed its solidarity with the people of Haiti after the earthquake yesterday and called for urgent international cooperation in humanitarian aid and the subsequent reconstruction of the country, which has suffered harsh natural disasters in recent years.

The earthquake in Haiti has left thousands dead and hundreds remain disappeared, including a non confirmed number of …