Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Secretary Clinton Speaks to Haiti Earthquake Task Force Volunteers

Yesterday, Secretary Clinton gave remarks to Haiti earthquake task force volunteers to express the U.S. Government’s appreciation for their help during the crisis. Here are a few of the words she spoke:
"I wanted this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. Since I have been honored to be the Secretary of State, nothing has made me prouder than your response to this catastrophe.

The earthquake created staggering humanitarian needs and tested our capacity in so many ways. More than 250,000 people killed, many thousands injured, infrastructure devastated, a government profoundly damaged, thousands of Americans to account for, rescue and evacuate, and a broad international effort to coordinate. And in the face of all these and so many more challenges, your performance was remarkable.

...Haiti will be a priority so long as I am Secretary of State, and I know it will be one for all of you who have helped in the largest, most difficult, humanitarian rescue-and-recovery effort we’ve ever attempted, and who will be there with us as we try to make good on our pledge to Haiti."

Read her full remarks here or watch below:

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