A proud nation of peace, Norway has traditionally been one of the staunchest supporters of UN peacekeeping. But this is now turning, as Norway may pull the plug on the entire UN peacekeeping commitment in Chad. By recalling the entire Norwegian medical contingent starting on 15 May, the fate of nearly a 250,000 refugees – many from the Darfur region – will be left uncertain.
The UN force in Chad is essential for the stability of the Darfur region. In eastern Chad on the border with Darfur, the famine would be greater and the violence no doubt more extensive without the many escorts and patrols of UN peacekeepers.… Seguir leyendo »