Americans, Japanese and Belizean are working in Haiti through Bon Voizen
Jun 4, 2011
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has Japanese members working in Haiti alongside American and Belizean humanitarian workers, according to a new report from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System.
The Americans and Belizeans are part of a humanitarian group from the Louisiana National Guard. The group is called Task Force Bon Voizen and is aiming to build a school as well as a clinic for health services in the area of Upper Poteau.
"With the assistance and approval of the U.N. force commander, Maj. Gen. Ramos, we were able to conduct a joint training opportunity with the Japanese engineers from 17 May to 24 May 2011," said Col. Kenneth Donnelly, the commander of Task Force Bon Voizen. "The main focus was working together for a common cause to assist the government of Haiti and their citizens to make a difference in the lives we touch."
Task Force Bon Voizen arrived in Haiti in April of 2011, according to Haitian-Truth.org. The humanitarian group was sent as part of the New Horizons 2011 mission.