Benin considers sending 2000 soldiers to Aid Haiti

For the past few months, Haiti has been besieged by escalating violence fueled by armed gangs, triggering a substantial exodus of its population to neighboring countries. The United Nations reports that half of Haiti’s inhabitants, including almost 3 million children, are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

In response to the dire situation, Benin is contemplating the deployment of 2000 soldiers as part of the Multinational Security Support Mission.

The noteworthy announcement came from the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, during the 46th gathering of CARICOM’s Heads of State and Government.

Commencing on Sunday in Guyana, the meeting included the participation of Haiti’s de facto Prime Minister, Ariel Henry.

In a significant move last October, the UN Security Council sanctioned the dispatch of a multinational mission to reinforce the operational capacity of the overwhelmed Haitian National Police facing the scourge of criminal gang violence.

The primary objective of this mission is to establish conditions conducive to conducting free and fair elections.

Leading the mission, Kenya has already contributed 1000 soldiers to this international effort.

Haiti continues to grapple with violence perpetrated by armed gangs, resulting in a mass migration of its population to other nations.

The United Nations estimates that half of Haiti’s residents, including nearly 3 million children, are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.




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