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Haiti - FLASH : Canada announces $123M to improve security in Haiti
23/02/2024 08:39:48

Haiti - FLASH : Canada announces $123M to improve security in Haiti
Thursday, February 22, 2024, on the sidelines of the G20, Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, participated in Rio de Janeiro, (Brazil), on the sidelines of the G20, in an important meeting aimed at seeking support, particularly financial, for the deployment of the Mission Multinational Security Support (MMSS) in Haiti.

During this meeting, Minister Joly announced that Canada will allocate $123 million in support of Haiti, including $80.5 million to promote the deployment of a Multinational Security Support Mission (MMSS) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-41729-haiti-security-at-least-$320m-already-promised-by-the-international-for-the-intervention-mission-in-haiti.html , led by Kenya to support the efforts of the Haitian National Police (PNH) to improve the security conditions of the Haitian population.

Minister Joly also announced the allocation of an amount of $42.5 million, from funds already announced, for the realization of 5 structuring projects in support of the most urgent problems facing the country:

$15 million to the United Nations Office for Project Support (UNOPS) for procurement of personal protective equipment and vehicles for the PNH;

12.1 million to UNOPS for procurement of logistics and communications equipment for the PNH;

5.9 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to address gang-related sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Haiti;

5.0 million to the United Nations Development Programme for the Program for Justice and the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Haiti, also called the Basket Fund for Justice;

4.5 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to strengthen Haiti’s border management capacities to improve security.

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