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The United States plans to provide $300 million in support to Haiti’s international security effort

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The United States is giving $300 million to help a security mission in Haiti led by Kenya. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this on Monday. He mentioned that the United States Department of Defense is increasing its support from $100 million to $200 million. This makes the total US support $300 million.

When the security mission will start is not clear yet. Kenya’s Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki said earlier that Kenyan troops are getting ready to go.

A report from the US said that gangs might fight back against foreign troops in Haiti because they see them as a threat to their power. This shows that the security mission will face a big challenge.

US officials want the mission to start quickly to help calm down the violence in Haiti. The situation in Haiti got worse recently, with gangs attacking the capital city, Port-au-Prince.

Blinken went to Jamaica to join a meeting with Caribbean countries (CARICOM) to discuss Haiti’s political crisis. They are trying to figure out a plan for Haiti’s future, including having a temporary government until elections can happen.

The US supports the plan to have a group that includes many people to run Haiti temporarily. This group would work to meet the urgent needs of the Haitian people, bring in the security mission fast, and make conditions safe for fair elections and economic growth.

The US is also giving $33 million more in aid to Haiti. This is to help the people there.

Haiti’s government has extended a curfew in the West region to control the situation. Police are allowed to do whatever is needed to make people follow the curfew and catch those who break it.

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