Tragedy

160 U.N. Workers Missing

United Nations officials said that 36 of their employees, including staffers, police, and peacekeepers, had died in the recent Haitian earthquake, and up to 160 are still missing, including mission chief Hédi Annabi. It's the organization's greatest casualty count to date for a single incident. Despite those numbers—which indicate that the quake will likely cause the greatest loss of life in U.N. history—eight personnel have been rescued alive. But as time elapses, hope that more can be found dwindles. In the meantime, former mission chief, Guatemalan diplomat Edmond Mulet, has been tasked with taking charge of the mission.