The Egyptian company will primarily support the distribution of cargo between sector logistics bases, the movement of bulk cargo, including water and fuel tankers, and provide transport and engineering capabilities.
UNAMID Sector South Commander Brigadier General F.E. Eze welcomed the troops at UNAMID Sector South Headquarters. "Your presence and contributions will be critical to the success of UNAMID," he said while addressing the troops. He reminded them to respect the local laws and customs of the host nation and maintain the good image of UNAMID Peacekeepers in Darfur.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 (2007) authorized UNAMID to have a strength of up to 19,555 military personnel, including 360 military observers and liaison officers. Today's deployment brings the total number of UNAMID troops in Darfur to 9,122.