The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) existed since 1 June 2004.
A massive earthquake on 12 January 2010, killed 220.000 people, it worsened the situation in the country; the UN Security Council (UNSC) requested on 17 January 2010 the deployment of self-sustainable crowd-control units in Haiti.
The CIMIN agreed on a EUROGENDFOR deployment on 8 February 2010 till 3 December 2010.
Following the UNSC Resolution 1908, EUROGENDFOR deployed in Haiti two Formed Police Units (FPU’s) – French and Italian – and a Spanish Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) platoon. The Force’s supported UN civilian police activities and assisted the Haitian National Police, as well as UN-acknowledged humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organisations.
The commitment in Haiti, in a particularly austere environment, the contribution to this mission represented a new landmark in EUROGENDFOR’s development. Moreover, it accurately illustrated the concept of robustness and flexibility in a particularly demanding context.