Canada pledges C$80.5 million to back Kenya-led security mission to Haiti

By Thomson Reuters Feb 22, 2024 | 2:19 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday announced C$123 million ($91 million) for Haiti, including C$80.5 million for the deployment of a Kenya-led multinational mission to support Haitian police combat criminal gangs as the Caribbean nation faces a humanitarian crisis.

Canada’s support “will contribute to pave the way to more meaningful interventions to protect the people of Haiti and encourage Haitian-led efforts to restore peace and prosperity in the country,” Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement.

($1 = 1.3484 Canadian dollars)

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Steve Scherer in Ottawa)