UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon plans to visit Haiti on Sunday to show his solidarity with the earthquake-ravaged Haitian people and United Nations staff, his office announced late Friday, dpa reported.
Ban will use the opportunity to assess the destruction and international efforts to assist the Caribbean nation, which was devastated by Tuesday's magnitude-7 earthquake. The death toll is expected to be in the tens of thousands.
Ban met with Haitian UN staffers at United Nations headquarters Friday in New York to give them "comfort and offer his condolences," a spokesman said.