Benin offers 2,000 troops to Haiti force -US ambassador

By Thomson Reuters Feb 26, 2024 | 5:19 PM

(Reuters) – Benin has offered 2,000 troops to support a planned Kenyan-led international force to help Haitian national police fight armed gangs, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a press conference on Monday.

The United Nations authorized the mission in October, a year after Haiti’s unelected government requested it. The U.N. estimates the conflict in the Caribbean nation killed close to 5,000 people last year and drove some 300,000 from their homes.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Sarah Morland in Mexico City; Editing by Kylie Madry)