On 12 Jan 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti killed 250,000 people and destroyed or damaged 300,000 buildings, displacing 1.3 million people. I salute my colleagues who came to rescue - and stayed to contribute to the relief and recovery process. Six years later, Haiti still needs our support, and for generations to come.
Tens of thousands are still homeless and desperate. On the United Nations Human Development Index, Haiti ranks 168 out of 187 countries, between Sudan and Afghanistan.