On the 12th of January 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti east of the coast, inflicting significant loss of life and widespread destruction. The estimated death toll was over 220,000 people.
The Headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, located in Port-au-Prince, collapsed, and several other UN facilities were damaged. Many UN personnel and family members were unaccounted for in the aftermath of the earthquake.
The United Nations tasked Kenyon with the search for, recovery, identification and repatriation of the UN personnel. Kenyon deployed a multi-skilled international team and specialist equipment to Haiti.