The U.N. Security Council authorised on Tuesday a European Union peacekeeping force and U.N. police to help protect civilians suffering from the spillover violence from neighboring Darfur.
Council authorized on Tuesday a European Union peacekeeping
force and U.N. police to help protect civilians suffering from
the spillover violence from neighboring Darfur.
from crossing into a corner of the Central African Republic,
according to the 10-page French-drafted resolution approved by
a 15 to 0 vote.
final go-ahead for the deployment of up to 4,000 troops by the
end of the year beginning next month. The United Nations would
field up to 300 police, 50 military liaison officers and
four years ago after rebels took up arms against Khartoum has
led to refugees being driven into neighboring countries by
attacks by pro-government militia, called Janjaweed.
Republic and played into existing conflicts there. Both the
Chadian and the Sudanese governments are accused of having
supported each other's rebels, prompting attacks against
Chadian villages also.
refugees and displaced Chadians in Chad and 200,000 displaced
people in the Central African Republic.
serve for one year in Chad and the northeastern Central African
Republic and will be known as MINURCAT, the French acronym for
U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad.
allows the use of force.
advise" police to protect refugee camps near the Darfur border
and in both countries make sure humanitarian aid reaches the
peacekeeping force but Chadian President Idriss Deby opposed
this but later agreed to the European troops.
former colony, is expected to provide many of the troops for
the EU force, which would complement a planned mission of up to
26,000 U.N. and African Union troops and police in Darfur
Date created : 2007-09-25