United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
|United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei|
|Formation||27 June 2011|
|Maj Gen Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael|
|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. The Ethiopian Army is the largest contributor.
As of 30 June 2013, the total number of personnel in the mission is 3,953:
- BBC News – Sudan: UN authorises peacekeepers for Abyei. Bbc.co.uk (2011-06-27). Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
- "Secretary-General Appoints Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa of Ethiopia Force Commander, United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei". United Nations.
- "UN Mission's Contributions by Country" (PDF). Page 15, UN. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.