December 31, 2020
In a statement released on December 30, the United Nations announced that the UN security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to end the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur.
“This latest decision of the Security Council means that Thursday 31 December will mark the end of UNAMID’s mandated operations in Darfur. The last patrols, programmatic and other mandated tasks will take place on the same day,” said the statement by the UN.
The next order of business is drawdown including repatriation of troops which is expected to take place in the next six months.
It was said that the “… process should result in the withdrawal of all uniformed and civilian personnel from Sudan by 30 June 2021, except for a liquidation team that will finalise any residual issues and complete the administrative closure of UNAMID,”
Ethiopian troops have been part of the peacekeeping mission Darfur for a long time. The mission lasted for thirteen years.
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