UN recommends more troops in Central African Republic

Ban Ki-moon

Newscast Media NEW YORK—UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended
deploying roughly 12,000 peacekeepers to the Central African Republic. This follows
renewed calls from the nation’s leadership to help avert a “humanitarian disaster.”

In a report to the members of the United Nations Security Council, Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon recommended deploying more peacekeeping personnel in order to help
return order to the Central African Republic (CAR). The report proposed sending
10,000 soldiers, plus 1,820 police officers.

The primary task of the UN deployment would be for “the protection of civilians,” in its
initial stages, according to Ban’s report. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>