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Sudan: Darfur

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the present composition of the United Nations Mission in Darfur and the United Nations Mission in Sudan; what is their total strength; and how many personnel have been authorised for deployment. [HL3991]

The UN-African Union joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur is mandated to consist of up to 19,555 troops, 3,772 individual police, 19 formed police units (each of about 140 officers) and 5,569 civilians. As at 29 May, 8,246 troops, 1,669 individual police, one formed police unit and 1,667 civilians were deployed in Darfur.

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is mandated to consist of up to 10,000 military personnel and an appropriate civilian component including up to 715 police. As at 30 April, 9,307 troops, 631 police and 3,371 civilians were deployed with UNMIS.