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Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British troops are working in peacekeeping operations in Sudan, with (a) the UN, (b) NATO and (c) the EU. (167182)

There are two main mission areas for peacekeeping operations in Sudan: the south, which is covered by the United Nations mission in Sudan (UNMIS), and the Darfur region. This area is currently covered by an African Union mission (AMIS) which is in the process of transforming into an African Union/United Nations hybrid mission (UNAMID).

The UK has two officers in the UNMIS mission, one officer in the UNAMID mission, with a Brigadier shortly deploying as Chief of Staff. Two British staff officers are providing support to the AMIS mission on behalf of the European Union.