Chinese police trained in crowd control join UN mission in Haiti

Chinese police trained in crowd control join UN mission in Haiti

Formed police unit from China arrives in Haiti
With Haiti's capital relatively calm for the past week, United Nations police operations in Haiti have been strengthened by the arrival of more than 100 police trained in crowd control and well-equipped from China.

They brought to 269 the total of formed police units prepared for crowd control, including 19 Nepalese who arrived in September and 125 Jordanians in August.

The total expected to join the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is 750 and they will be deployed in four cities: Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, Les Cayes and Gonaïves.

Meanwhile, one of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) convoys scheduled to leave Port-au-Prince every other day for Gonaïves, a city badly damaged by violence and flood, left the capital today. The convoys are protected by UN troops and take food to three Gonaïves distribution points, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe said.