Three weeks since the devastating earthquake rocked the Caribbean nation of Haiti, 20 Colombians who were in the country at the time remain unaccounted for.
Fabio Oveido, a representative of the Colombian Red Cross told El Tiempo that of the 52 cases of missing Colombians in Haiti, 32 have been accounted for.
The family of Alberto Jose Bulding, a 57-year-old father of two, continue to wait for news of their loved one.
Bulding’s daughter, Vanessa Bulding, told El Tiempo that her father has not responded to phonecalls or emails.
Bulding’s sister, Piedad Bulding, said she fears her brother may have been buried unidentified in a mass grave and may never be found.
Colombia sent 16.5 tons of humanitarian aid, mainly food and medecine, to Haiti last weekend. A Colombian ship carrying another 423 tons of aid and 80 people, including members of the Red Cross, is expected to reach Haiti today.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will attend a UNASUR meeting in Quito next Tuesday to discuss the organization’s aid package to Haiti.
Haiti was leveled when an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit on January 12.