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Repeating a Dark History: The Withdrawal of Peacekeepers in Darfur

Amidst the war-torn and ravaged Darfur, a region that has not seen peace or stability in over a decade, United Nations peacekeepers protect civilians from the violence that surrounds them.   Members of UNAMID, or the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, symbolize security and humanitarian aid, while also facilitating discussion regarding new agreements […]

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UN Peacekeepers Implicated in Sexual Crimes and Violence

In times of crisis, the eyes of the world look to them to keep the peace; to protect those who are vulnerable; to stand with the victims of global conflict. They are the blue helmets: United Nations peacekeepers. The United Nations defines peacekeepers as “individuals that help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for […]