Annabi moved from New York in September 2007, when he was appointed head of the UN Mission in Haiti. Reports from there indicate that the UN mission building there was completely destroyed yesterday's earthquake, and that over a hundred people inside, including Annabi, were killed.
Edited to add I hear that the victims probably also include Gerardo LeChevalier, who I knew vaguely at NDI when he was head of their Latin American operations: a former political activist from El Salvador who was entertaining company, and had a special personal insight into the US Central America policy of the 1980s.
No need for condolences to me; I didn't know him all that well. But a chill goes down the spine none the less.