Statement by former President of the Republic of Haiti Dr Jean-Betrand Aristide

My wife and I stand with the people of our country and mourn the death and destruction that has befallen Haiti. It is a tragedy that defies expression; a tragedy that compels all people to the highest levels of human compassion and solidarity.  From Africa, the ancestral home of Haiti, we send our profoundest condolences and love to the thousands of children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters worst affected.  To the entire nation, our love and wishes for strength and courage in this most difficult of times.

Dr Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Former President of the Republic of Haiti
South Africa
13 January 2010

Issued on behalf of Dr Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

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13 January 2010

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