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Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many troops each country has committed to the UNAMID force. (202428)

The UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), with the African Union (AU), is tasked with generating troops for the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The DPKO has not yet confirmed the number of troops from each country that will deploy to UNAMID.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what countries have made provisional commitments to supply helicopters to UNAMID. (202429)

Ethiopia is contributing four light tactical helicopters to the UN-African Union peacekeeping Mission in Darfur. We understand that other countries have previously offered helicopters which lacked suitable capabilities for the mission, and there are no current provisional commitments. We continue to work closely with the UN to explore all possible options for helicopter provision.