FEATURE: Images of the legacy of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti
12 October 2017 – United Nations News Centre, Source -- http://www.un.org/apps/news/st...D=57867#.Wd-o7juQyM8
Uniformed MINUSTAH personnel at the Jaborandy military base in Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH
12 October 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the Caribbean country.
The departure of the more than 2,300 peacekeepers was approved by the Security Council, which decided in April that the mission needs to change as the country’s political situation has changed.
During its 13 years, MINUSTAH peacekeepers saved tens of thousands of lives, and helped the country to rebuild, including from an earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people and claimed the lives of 102 UN personnel – the single greatest loss of UN lives in history.
As MINUSTAH wraps up, take a look at its lasting contributions to Haiti, its people and its Government.