Denmark and Indonesia Taking Part in Darfur Peacekeeping Effort

Denmark and Indonesia have offered to contribute to a joint United Nations-African Union mission for Darfur, a 26,000-strong force expected to be made up mostly of peacekeepers from Africa with backup from Asian troops.
“Beside the fact that there is a need for quite a lot of soldiers, there is a need for logistical staff, people in the headquarters, ships that can ferry equipment on long distances, planes that can move equipment and personnel,” said Denmark‘s Defense Minister Soeren Gade.
Desra Percaya, spokesman for Indonesia‘s foreign ministry, said the country was willing to contribute troops but was waiting for details on how many non-African troops are needed.
Several countries including Sweden, Thailand and South Africa said they had not made a decision yet.
The U.N. Security Council approved the force to help end four years of rape and slaughter of civilians in the Sudanese desert region. If fully deployed, it would be the world’s largest peacekeeping operation

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