What was Operation Halo (2004)?

Introduction Operation Halo was the Canadian Forces contribution of 500 personnel and 6 CH-146 Griffon helicopters to Haiti in March 2004 as part of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti to assist in stabilising the country following February’s 2004 Haitian coup d’état. Refer to Operation Hestia (2010) and peacekeeping. Outline Though originally mandated for… Read More


What was Operation Seisme Haiti 2010?

Introduction Opération Séisme Haiti 2010 (Operation Haiti Earthquake 2010) is France’s military relief operation for the 12 January 2010 earthquake. The priorities for the mission are rescue efforts, search for the missing, medical aid, security, retrieving French citizens, organising humanitarian aid, and delivery. The operation started on Wednesday 13 January 2010. Refer to Operation Unified… Read More

What was Operation Hestia (2010)?

Introduction Operation Hestia is the name of the Canadian Forces humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. Operation Hestia is the military component of an interagency response that also involves Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The headquarters for Operation… Read More

What was Operation Unified Response (2010)?

Introduction Operation Unified Response was the United States military’s response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It was conducted by Joint Task Force Haiti and commanded by United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Military Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Ken Keen, although the overall US government response was headed by Rajiv Shah, administrator of the United States Agency… Read More