Benin republic has offered to contribute 2,000 troops to a un-approved Kenyan-led multinational security force that will be deployed to fight gang violence in Haiti.


The announcement was made during a press briefing held in Georgetown, Guyana, by the United States ambassador to the un, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.


Thomas-Greenfield said she had discussed with Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry and other partners about the urgency of deploying the force, noting that the mission is key to helping the Haitian national police restore peace and security, enabling free and fair elections, and alleviating the humanitarian crisis.


The deployment was to happen this month, but it was delayed after it was blocked by a Kenyan court in January, but the court argued that the government lacked authority to send police officers outside Kenya.

February 27, 2024

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