Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thinking of colleagues in Haiti
An email was sent around this morning stating that all UNRWA installations should fly their flags at half mast and that a minute of silence was to be observed for our colleagues lost in Haiti, including a former UNRWA employee. All the staff gathered in the carpark at midday and stood in silence. The true impact of these disasters always takes a couple of days to sink in, particularly if you have no attachment to the country or anyone living there. The scale of devastation is becoming more and more apparent, and it will take a lot of very hard work by the local community and the aid workers who will be going in (or already there) and a long time for Haiti to recover from this.