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PROMESS Continues Deliveries to Save Lives

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Port of Prince, December 10, 2010 – Continuing insecurity in Haiti has prompted the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) to impose strict security measures that require most U.N. staff—including most PAHO/WHO staff—to remain confined to safe quarters. But this did not prevent the mobilization of two U.N. helicopters to the cities of Cap Haitien and Jeremie carrying three tons each of medicines and supplies for cholera treatment.

Photos: PAHO/WHO Manuel Calvit

PAHO/WHO’s security officer in Haiti, in conjunction with MINUSTAH, coordinated security for the staff and cargo under the protection of the Bolivian and Guatemalan contingents of MINUSTAH.

The involvement of staff from PAHO/WHO, the World Food Program and MINUSTAH was a prime example of inter-agency cooperation, Pan Americanism, and solidarity with the Haitian people. 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 December 2010 09:45
 

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