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UN peacekeepers to replace EU force in Chad

UN peacekeepers to replace EU force in Chad

The Security Council is authorizing 5,200 U.N. peacekeepers to replace a 3,300-strong European Union force in Chad and Central African Republic, which have been seriously affected by fighting in neighboring Sudan's Darfur region.
The EU force has focused on helping to protect civilians, improve security, and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to an estimated 500,000 people in eastern Chad and protecting a critical airport in northeastern Central African Republic.
The United Nations already has a mission in the two countries that has been training police to maintain law and order in refugee camps, key towns and areas with large numbers of displaced civilians.
The resolution adopted Wednesday by the Security Council extends the mandate for the U.N. mission until March 15, 2010 and authorizes a new military component to take over from the EU force on March 15 of this year.


Updated : 2021-01-24 10:23 GMT+08:00