Multilateral peace operations: Africa, 2008

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from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Published on 22 Jul 2009 View Original
SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009

QUICK FACTS

- Close to 79 000 personnel were deployed in 19 operations in Africa in 2008.

- Personnel numbers in Africa in 2008 had increased by 14 % over the 2007 level and 400 % over the 1999 level.

- Almost a third of all operations worldwide and 42 % of all personnel were located in Africa in 2008.

- Operations were active in 13 African countries in 2008.

- The UN sent 70% of all peace operation personnel it deployed worldwide in 2008 to Africa.

- Personnel deployments in Africa were 21 % short of the authorized levels in 2008.

- Five of the nine operations deploying over 5000 personnel in 2008 were in Africa.

- Eight of the 13 operations in 2008 with Chapter VII powers were in Africa.

- Three operations were launched in 2008: the EU Military Operation in Chad and the CAR (EUFOR Tchad/RCA), the EU Advisory Mission for SSR (EU SSR) in Guinea-Bissau, and the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).

- Three operations terminated in 2008: the AU Electoral and Security Assistance Mission in the Comoros (MAES), the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), and the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL).

PERSONNEL DEPLOYED

Troops: 65 610

Military observers: 2232

Civilian police: 7037

Civilian staff : 4196