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06 December 2023

Haiti dead, missing include two dozen nationalities

The tens of thousands of people dead and missing after Haiti's devastating earthquake five days ago includes nationals from around two dozen countries, according to a compilation of various figures.

Following is a breakdown of foreign nationals confirmed killed or reported missing after Tuesday's disaster.

The overall death toll has been difficult to estimate: the Red Cross has spoken of 45,000 to 50,000 dead but Lieutenant General Ken Keen, the US general running the relief effort, said the final number could be as high as 200,000.

Argentina: A policeman serving with the United Nations was killed.

Australia: The foreign ministry said a "small number" of Australians remained unaccounted for, but that there was no evidence of Australian deaths.

Austria: A 61-year-old Austrian woman working for a German aid development organization died in hospital from injuries suffered when a wall collapsed, the foreign ministry said.

Belgium: The foreign ministry has said that 87 Belgians were still to be accounted for in Haiti. Three were officially listed as missing.

Brazil: At least 14 Brazilian peacekeepers were killed, according to the country's military. An award-winning champion of child rights Zilda Arns, 73, was also killed by falling debris as she walked down a street in Port-au-Prince to attend a conference.

Britain: Britain on Sunday confirmed its first death as a 41-year-old UN worker. Another Briton was still unaccounted for.

Burkina Faso: Government says Burkinabe nationals missing, but no figures or details available.

Canada: Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said Sunday that eight Canadians died in the quake and another 1,115 have yet to be located.

Chile: A 44-year-old Chilean woman who had been working for the United Nations was confirmed killed on Sunday. Another Chilean national was missing, the government said.

China: Beijing said the bodies of eight nationals, members of its police force, had been found and all other Chinese in Haiti were safe, including more than 130 UN peacekeepers.

France: Twelve French citizens have been confirmed killed and between 30 and 50 missing.

Italy: Authorities had no news of 20 nationals including one believed to have been killed and two UN workers missing.

Jordan: At least three soldiers with the UN peacekeeping contingent were killed.

Mauritius: The foreign ministry said it had not heard from two Mauritian citizens, one serving with the United Nations and the other in the tourist sector.

Mexico: A total of 38 Mexicans were unaccounted for, according to the foreign ministry. One Mexican resident of Port-au-Prince died when a hospital where she was a patient collapsed.

The Netherlands: The fate of 22 Dutch nationals -- 17 adults and five children -- believed to have been in Haiti at the time was unknown.

New Zealand: According to New Zealand family members, two New Zealand-born children and their French-Haitian father were believed killed in a collapsed Port-au-Prince hotel.

Philippines: Six Filipinos were missing, including three soldiers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the foreign ministry in Manila said.

The others are a Filipino staff member at the UN office in Port-au-Prince and two women believed trapped in the ruins of the Caribbean Supermarket.

Peru: A 42-year-old Peruvian working with the United Nations was crushed by a falling wall, a relative told a Lima radio station.

Poland: One student was missing, according to the foreign ministry.

Portugal: Two citizens could not be contacted, according to the department for Portuguese communities.

Senegal: Two policemen serving with the UN mission were missing, the Senegalese gendarmerie said.

Spain: A Spanish worker with the European Commission's delegation in Haiti was missing, a spokesman said. A Haitian-born Spaniard and his wife who were on a trip to Haiti for family reasons were killed in the quake, a diplomat said.

Syria: A Syrian man and his wife were killed, their bodies found under the rubble of their shop, and three other Syrians wounded, according to the country's embassy in Haiti.

Thailand: The foreign ministry said one Thai, a missionary, was missing.

Tunisia: The civilian head of the UN mission to Haiti, Tunisian Hedi Annabi, was killed.

United Nations: Forty UN staffers were confirmed dead and nearly 330 others still unaccounted for.

United States: The United States confirmed Sunday that 16 of its citizens were killed, including one working for the government. There were an estimated 45,000 Americans in the country.


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