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International stabilization mission

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:58 am
by KarenS
Washington -- A U.S.-backed international stabilization mission in Haiti has been extended for another six months, until February 15, 2007, and most likely will be renewed past that date for further periods.

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously August 15 to extend the mission, which had been set to expire that day. The mission, known by the acronym MINUSTAH, was created by a Security Council resolution on April 30, 2004.

Some 37 countries, including the United States, are providing personnel to MINUSTAH. The United States also made a new pledge July 25 of almost $210 million over the next year to help in Haiti's economic recovery. The pledge was made at an international donors' conference for Haiti, held in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. It follows previous U.S. funding assistance for Haiti.

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