160 Police from Rwanda to Join UN Peacekeepers in Haiti
- Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:41 AM
KIGALI, Rwanda (defend.ht) - A contingent of 160 police officers left Rwanda for Haiti on Monday to serve under the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The officers left Kanombe International Airport at about 10:00 pm aboard RwandAir, the national carrier.
They will replace the first contingent of another 160 officers deployed in Haiti nine months ago, whose mission has ended.
The mission in Haiti serves as a protection force for the UN staffs, crowd control and help in aid distribution in internally displaced camps.
The officers who will be deployed in JÃ©rÃ©mie Town, South of Haiti, and will be under the command of Chief Superintendent, Toussaint Muzezayo. Those to be replaced are scheduled to arrive on December 31.
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Source: All Africa