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US Greenlights $60 Million in Military Assistance to Haiti amid Rampant Gang Violence

The Biden administration has approved a $60 million military aid package to help Haiti quell violent gangs.

Haitian police officers deploy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 9, 2024. The move would send weapons and equipment to the Haitian National Police as well as to nations supporting the multinational security mission to help quell the violence in Haiti. | Clarens Siffroy/AFP via Getty Images

 

The Biden administration has approved a $60 million military aid package to help Haiti quell violent gangs wreaking havoc in the country, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

The package, the second the U.S. has approved for the Haiti crisis this year, includes mostly small arms but also some armored vehicles. The notification lists at least 80 Humvees, 35 MaxxPro infantry carriers, sniper rifles, riot control gear, firearms, ammunition and surveillance drones.

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