The Tunisian military is set to be deployed to the Central African Republic under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
Speakers of the Tunisian Parliament today approved the decision to send Tunisian troops to the Central African Republic.
Tunisia will contribute to the UN mission three helicopters, and 120 troops (including pilots and technicians) and a team of Special Forces.
Early this month, several countries called for the UN to increase advocating for more financial assistance for CAR to support governance, humanitarian, and development priorities.
In April 2014, the United Nations Security Council authorized Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization MIssion in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) with the protection of civilians as its utmost priority, after concerns regarding the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the country was raised.
According to the UN, by next year 2.8 million Central Africans – more than half of the population – will need humanitarian assistance and protection. The Central African Republic is also one of the most dangerous countries for humanitarians in the world.