With US Troop Pullout, UN Allays Fears of Haiti Security Vacuum

The United Nations allayed fears of a security vacuum in Haiti as U.S. and foreign troops securing relief delivery in the quake-stricken Haiti begin to withdraw, Reuters reports.

U.N. Haiti mission chief Edmond Mulet said in New York that troops under the U.N. Stabilization Mission would be able to take over humanitarian relief security “in a phased way,” with the peacekeeping battalion increased almost fourfold to 12,651 in January.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.