Haitians remember their earthquake dead a year on Haitians will observe a minute’s silence at the time the quake struck



Haitians are preparing to mark the anniversary of the earthquake that devastated their country and left some 250,000 of their fellow citizens dead. Church services are due to be held around the nation, including at the ruined cathedral in Port-au-Prince. There will also be a minute’s silence at 4.53pm (2153 GMT) – the exact moment when the 7.0 magnitude quake hit. One year on, some 800,000 people are still living in temporary shelters. As well as facing the huge task of rebuilding, which has barely begun, Haiti has had to cope with an ongoing cholera outbreak that has so far killed more than 3,500 people, according to government figures. Political instability has also increased, following November’s disputed presidential election. Where were you when the earthquake struck?
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