UN chief arrives in Haiti

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Haiti today to support relief efforts in the earthquake-hit nation.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Haiti today to support relief efforts in the earthquake-hit nation.

He arrived on a charter Boeing 737 and was met by the acting chief of the UN peacekeeping mission, Edmond Mulet.

Mr Ban was due to visit the site of the UN headquarters that collapsed in the quake, burying UN mission chief Hedi Annabi and many others. Mr Annabi’s body was found on Saturday.

Mr Ban will also take an aerial tour of the country’s most-damaged areas.

The secretary-general said he was “very touched and grateful” for the outpouring of international aid to help Haiti and that donors “should not waste even a single item, a dollar.”

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