PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti [PeterPaul.ca] — The United Nations [U.N.] Stabilization Mission in Haiti [MINUSTAH] has confirmed that 20 of its staff have been confirmed dead following a January 12 earthquake.
Following is a list of those confirmed dead:
Hédi Annabi from Tunisia was the head of the U.N. mission in Haiti.
Luiz Carlos da Costa from Brazil served as the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General.
Doug Coates, a Canadian, was the acting U.N. Police Commissioner in Haiti at the time of his death.
Guido Galli was a Political Affairs Officer for the U.N.
Karimou Ide, a Nigerian national, was a security officer.
Andrea Loi Valenzuela from Chile served as a Human Rights Officer.
Lisa Mbele-Mbong was an American citizen serving as a Human Rights Officer in Haiti.
Frederick Wooldridge, a British citizen, was a political affairs officer.
Canadian Guillaume Siemienski was a political affairs officer.
Ericka Chambers Norman was an American citizen who worked as a Board of Inquiry Officer.
Jerome Yap, a Filipino, served as Personal Assistant to the Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General.
Renée Carrier served as Personal Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. She was a Canadian.
American Andrew Grene, served as Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General.
Simone Rita Trudo, a French national, served as Personal Assistant to Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General.
Watanga Lwango, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, served as an audit assistant.
Mirna Patricia Rodas Arreola, from Guatemala, served as a secretary.
Frenchman Marc Plum served as a Chief in the Electoral Assistance Section.
Satnam Singh, an Indian national, served as an IT Technician / International Contractor [Trigyn Technologies Inc.].
Mesonne Antoine, a Haitian national, served as a security guard.
Hebert Moise was a Haitian driver working for the U.N.
U.N. losses following the deadly earthquake in Haiti are the worst it has experienced during an active peacekeeping mission in history.