United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
|operation area||Abyei area (Sudan / South Sudan)|
|German name||United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei|
|English name||United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei|
|Based on UN resolution||1990 (June 27, 2011)|
|Other UN resolutions||2075 (November 16, 2012)
2126 (November 25, 2013)
|Type of mission||Peace mission|
|management||Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam Ethiopia|
|Operating strength (max.)||5326 members of the military, 50 members of police units|
|Deaths||31 (as of September 2018)|
|costs||US $ 268,624,600 (July 2016 - June 2017)|
United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (German " Interim Security Force of the United Nations for Abyei", UNISFA ) is a peacekeeping mission for the Abyei area, which is disputed between Sudan and South Sudan . The emergency services are almost exclusively provided by Ethiopia and currently number more than 4,500 to ensure that Abyei remains a demilitarized zone . The UN Security Council authorized the mission with Resolution 1990 of June 27, 2011.
On July 27, 2011 it was announced that 500 soldiers were now stationed. On August 2, 2011, four UNISFA soldiers were killed in a land mine explosion .
Most recently, the mission was extended to November 15, 2017.
- UNISFA Facts and Figures. Retrieved May 14, 2017 .
- UNISFA Fact sheet. Retrieved November 18, 2018 .
- Resolution 1990 of the United Nations Security Council , German translation (PDF; 39 kB)
- Deeming need for 'urgent' response to the situation in Abyei, Sudan, UN Security Council decides to deploy peacekeeping force to area, unanimously adopting 1990 (2011) , in: UN News Center, accessed on June 30, 2011
- Sudan's ex-foes agree on demilitarized zone on North-South borders , in: Sudan Tribune, June 30, 2011
- UN troops move into disputed Sudanese area of Abyei , in: UN News Center, July 27, 2011
- Four UN blue helmets die after landmine detonates in Abyei area of Sudan , in: UN News Center, August 2, 2011
- Sudan: UN peacekeepers killed by Abyei landmine blast , in: BBC News, August 2, 2011
- UNISFA Facts & Figures
- UN: UN Peacekeeping Factsheet. Retrieved May 14, 2017 (English).
- Resolution 2352 of the UN Security Council. UN, May 15, 2017, accessed May 19, 2017 .