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Hurricane relief in Haiti winds down as UN extends MINUSTAH mandate

18 October 2016

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 13 October renewed the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) mandate for six months, ending on 15 April 2017.

MINUSTAH will maintain its current authorised troop strength of up to 2,370 military personnel and 2,601 police, according to UNSC Resolution 2313 (2016). UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited the Caribbean island to inspect MINUSTAH's support operations after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October.

Apart from MINUSTAH, several regional states are supporting Haiti.

US Joint Task Force-Matthew (JFT-Matthew) has delivered more than 250 tonnes of aid - food, water, shelter material, cholera kits, medical supplies, cleaning supplies - as of the end of 17 October, Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said on 18 October.



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