The United Nation Peacekeeping Mission commends Rwanda Police officers for outstanding performance in Haiti
The United Nation Peacekeeping Mission has praised the Rwandan government for its contribution to bringing peace in Haiti.
The remarks were made during an event that saw 160 Rwandan officers decorated with medals and awarded certificates, for exhibiting outstanding performance, in Haiti on June 19, 2013.
Presiding over the ceremony, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Nigel Fisher, commended the Rwandan 3rd Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent for the great efforts in crowd disposal, humanitarian activities, road rehabilitation among others
FPU, among others, provides humanitarian assistance, conduct patrols, VIP protection and key installations.
They mainly also help in crowd control and provide security for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
He noted that the Rwandan Police contingent performed to its expectations and that their significant achievements build credibility for MINUSTAH and Rwanda in particular.
This contingent was deployed on September 27, to bring peace and stability in the Caribbean Country. They will be replaced this month as another team also prepares to be deployed in Mali.
Rwanda has 469 Police Peacekeeper around the world. Some are deployed in Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan, Ivory- Coast and Liberia. The UN Mission in Haiti is abbreviated as MINUSTAH.