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Brazil troops will join UN Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

UN confirmed Brazil will join Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

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The United Nations announced on Wednesday (Dec.13) that Brazil will join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

According to the UN Peacekeeping website, Brazil currently has deployed 250 personnel  in several UN missions. The largest contribution is to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) where Brazil has deployed 205 troops and regularly deploys a warship to UNIFIL’s maritime taskforce.

Furthermore, Brazil operates in other UN missions in Africa, such as MINURSO (Western Sahara), UNAMID (Darfur); UNIOGBIS(Guinea-Bissau); UNISFA(Abyei); and UNMISS(South Sudan).

Brazil is already participating in MINUSCA as it has deployed one expert on mission and two staff officers. The country’s contribution to MINUSCA will probably be of 750 military personnel. –