Canada announces an additional $5.7M to support the MSS

By Haiti Libre, June 26, 2024

On Wednesday June 26, 2024, Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada will contribute an additional sum of 5.7 million Canadian dollars to the United Nations Trust Fund for the Multinational Security Support Mission (MMSS) in Haiti. This funding is in addition to the granting of 80.5 million Canadian dollars to the Trust Fund announced last February.

This additional funding will directly support the deployment of the Kenyan-led MSS mission. Canada is also working with countries contributing to the MSS mission to provide training to officers being deployed and to establish mechanisms to prevent human rights abuses, including sexual and gender-based violence.

In addition to the $5.7 million announced today, Canada previously allocated $12.5 million to support three projects that will help strengthen the HNP and improve security conditions for the civilian population in Haiti; the amounts are as follows:

$5 million through the Canadian Commercial Corporation to support the Specialized Tactical Training Program for the Haitian National Police

$4 million for the Organization of American States for its Securing Marine and Land-Based Trade Program in Haiti

$3.5 million for the UN Office of Drugs and Crime for its Container Control Program in Haiti

These three projects are being funded through a $100 ‑million investment in the HNP that was previously announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in March 2023.

 

Posted June 27, 2024