Kenya To Lead UN Mission To Stabilise Haiti Amid US Support

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Kenya has offered to take the lead in a UN security mission aimed at stabilising Haiti after the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, appealed for more international support.

He told a meeting in New York that there was no time to lose.

Mr Blinken promised another $65m (£53m) to help the police in Haiti.

He again urged the Security Council to sanction the deployment of a UN-backed mission.

Haiti has suffered worsening security problems since the killing of president Jovenal Moise two years ago.

Gangs control much of the capital, Port-au-Prince and there were more than 2,000 killings in the first half of the year while 1,000 people were kidnapped.