Haiti: Canada sends armoured vehicles amid violence


The coordinated cargo was deliberate below a joint operation with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force. Global Affairs Canada launched a press release Saturday night confirming the joint supply of armoured vehicles from the Canadian and U.S. navy has arrived in Haiti.

“Today, Canadian and U.S. military aircraft arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to transfer vital Haitian government-purchased security equipment, including tactical and armoured vehicles, and supplies to the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP),” the assertion reads.

The assertion, issued by Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly and National Defence Minister Anita Anand, says the tools is meant to assist the Haitian National Police towards “criminal actors who are fomenting violence and disrupting the flow of critically-needed humanitarian assistance, hindering efforts to halt the spread of cholera.”

The federal authorities says Canada can be working with different worldwide companions to assist Haiti’s legislation enforcement in coaching extra cops. The assertion didn’t embrace if any further police instruments like firearms and bulletproof vests have been included within the cargo. Canada’s ambassador to Haiti Sebastien Carriere additionally stated on Twitter they won’t be releasing the car numbers or fashions to not expose the data to gangs within the nation.

“Canada and the United States commend the international community for mobilizing new commitments in support of Haiti’s most pressing needs, and we urge international partners to deliver on those commitments. We encourage partner nations to contribute to the UN Basket Fund to restore peace and citizen security for the Haitian people. Together with the Government of Haiti, Canada and the United States affirm the importance of working together to support the restoration of security in Haiti,” the assertion reads. 


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