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U.S. Secretary Of State Pledges $100 Million To Fund Haiti Police Mission

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged an additional $100 million to fund the deployment of a multinational force mission to Haiti on Monday. The announcement came during a meeting with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica convened to address the crisis in Haiti.

Despite a court order obstructing the mission, the U.S. has successfully convinced Kenya to send police personnel to Haiti. Antony Blinken emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating, “Given this increasingly pressing need, I’m announcing today that the United States Department of Defense is doubling its approved support for the mission from $100 million to $200 million.”

Haiti is grappling with a near-collapse of public order following attacks by armed gangs on law enforcement and government installations. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ariel Henry, stranded in Kenya since his recent trip, tendered his resignation on Tuesday, exacerbating Haiti’s already fragile political situation.