United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

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United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
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Abbreviation UNISFA
Formation 27 June 2011
Type Peacekeeping Mission
Legal status Active
Head
Tadesse Werede Tesfay
Parent organization
United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is a United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, which is contested between the Republic of Sudan and the newly independent Republic of South Sudan. UNISFA was approved on 27 June 2011 by the United Nations Security Council in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1990 after a flareup in the South Kordofan conflict earlier in June 2011.[1] The Ethiopian Army is the largest contributor.

On 15 January 2016, Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa was appointed the United Nations Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei.[2]

Contributing countries[edit]

As of 30 June 2013, the total number of personnel in the mission is 3,953:[3]

Country Police Experts Troops
 Benin 1
 Bolivia 1 1
 Brazil 3 2
 Cambodia 3
 Chile 1
 Ecuador 1
 Ethiopia 5 78 3,805
 Ghana 2 3 1
 Guatemala 1 1
 Guinea 1
 India 2
 Indonesia 1
 Kyrgyzstan 1
 Mongolia 2
 Namibia 3 1
   Nepal 1
 Nigeria 3
 Paraguay 1
 Peru 1 1
 Philippines 1
 Russia 1 2
 Rwanda 1 1 2
 Sierra Leone 2
 Sri Lanka 1 1
 Tanzania 3 1 1
 Ukraine 4 2
 Uruguay 1
 Zambia 1
 Zimbabwe 1

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