Fifteen more Colombian peacekeepers head to Haiti

By Dialogo
August 26, 2010

Colombian authorities announced on August 24, it sent 15 more peacekeepers to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), according to a report in Xinhua.

The commission will join the 23 other Colombian peacekeepers who have been in Haiti since before the January 12 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation.

For the first time, the delegation includes two female officers who will be involved in border vigilance, anti-drug and anti-kidnapping missions, intelligence functions, as well as criminal investigation, announced the Colombian National Police in a statement.

According to the statement, the Colombian policemen supporting the Minustah have delivered 21,013 tons of food, 112,196 food packs and more than 25,000 liters of water to the victims of the quake in the last seven months, reported Xinhua.

The Andean country’s peacekeeping mission also supports UN missions in Guatemala and Sierra Leona.





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