The huge, deadly earthquake that pulverized Haiti in 2010 also caused destruction or heavy damage to 60 years of public records, the country’s director of National Archives said Wednesday.
The nation lacked an inventory, so what exactly was lost is in doubt, but “I can say that there were enormous losses,” said Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand at an international gathering of Francophone archives experts being held in Haiti. “More than 60 years of archives are badly stored, damaged or lost,” Bertrand said. “After the earthquake, the situation got worse.”
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