Egypt’s service to UN peacekeeping over the decades

Youssif Shalabi, an Egyptian serving with UNAMID, on patrol in Um Kadada in North Darfur in September 2011.
UN Photo/Albert González Farra
Youssif Shalabi, an Egyptian serving with UNAMID, on patrol in Um Kadada in North Darfur in September 2011.
Egyptian peacekeepers with UNAMID distribute water and flour to the local population in Um Kadada (North Darfur) in September 2011.
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Doctor First Lieutenant Mohamed Ismad Anwar, a member of the UNAMID Egyptian contingent based in North Darfur, is examines a patient at the clinic at the team site.
UN Photo/Albert González Farra
An Egyptian peacekeeper prays beside the coffins of two colleagues killed in action in South Darfur in May 2010. Three other peacekeepers were seriously wounded in an ambush carried out by a group of unidentified armed men.
UN Photo/Albert González Farra
Ahmad Al Gohary, Egyptian peacekeeper of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
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Ahmad Al Gohary, Egyptian peacekeeper of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
MINUSCA/Igor Rugwiza
An Egyptian peacekeeper observes the activity of the city of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from the heights of Mount Goma. Egypt first joined UN peacekeeping in 1960 in the Congo. (January 2016)
UN Photo/Abel Kavanagh
An Egyptian battalion patrol in the surroundings of Camp Lieutenant General Jean-Lucien Bauma, which is hosting former FDLR combatants, in Kisangani, in DRC’s Oriental Province. (January 2015)
UN Photo/Abel Kavanagh
Troops from the Egyptian Special Forces Contingent serving with the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) carry out tactical training in South Kivu to enhance their responsiveness in dealing with armed groups as outlined in the mission’s mandate. (January 201
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Members of the Egyptian Special Forces perform during a medal parade in Bukavu, DRC, in October 2013.
MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti