2010 MINUSTAH Mission in Haiti

MINUSTAH Mission - Haiti 2010.

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Although the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) had alredy been in existence since 1 June 2004, a massive earthquake on 12 January 2010, which killed 220.000 people, worsened the situation in the country; the UN Security Council (UNSC) requested on 17 January 2010 the deployment of self-sustainable crowd-control units in Haiti. Answering to this urgent need, the CIMIN agreed on a EUROGENDFOR deployment on 8 February 2010.

Eurogendfor in Haiti

Following the UNSC Resolution 1908, EUROGENDFOR deployed in Haiti two Formed Police Units (FPU’s) - French and Italian - and a Spanish Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) platoon. The Force’s mission in the area consisted of supporting the UN civilian police activities and assisting the Haitian National Police,as well as UN-acknowledged humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organisations.

The EUROGENDFOR commitment in Haiti ended on the 3 December 2010. Performed in a particularly austere environment, the contribution to this mission represented a new landmark in EUROGENDFOR's development. Moreover, it accurately illustrated the concept of robustness and flexibility which were portrayed by the EUROGENDFOR contingent in a particularly demanding context.