New Peruvian troops to join UN peace mission in Haiti

10:20, July 09, 2010      

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A total of 216 Peruvian troops traveled on Thursday to Haiti, as part of the peace troops of command orders of the United Nations (UN) in that country.

The new troops will bring the total number Peruvian soldiers in Haiti to 350.

The troops will perform patrolling, border control, security, support to the Police and humanitarian work, and help with Haiti's reconstruction after the earthquake on Jan. 12.

In a farewell ceremony, Captain Jose Delgado, chief of the Armed Forces Peace Operations, said that since 2011, the Peruvian contingents in peace missions will not be only formed by males, but also females, in order to reinforce the assistance, the social aid and the protection to women, children and the disabled.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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