Ethiopia: A leading contributor to UN peacekeeping efforts

Ethiopian soldier Tesfaye Asehe, with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), during a patrol in a camp for internally displaced persons in Gereida, South Darfur, in July 2012.
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Ethiopian soldier Tesfaye Asehe, with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), during a patrol in a camp for internally displaced persons in Gereida, South Darfur, in July 2012.
Ethiopia was among the countries that sent contingents after the Security Council authorized a UN military presence to help restore order and calm in the Republic of the Congo. Troops are seen here in Debre Zeit before departing for Congo in July 1960.
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In February 2010, Ethiopia provided five tactical helicopters to the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
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The two boys seen here are chatting with UNAMID peacekeepers from Ethiopia in the volatile Gereida area of South Darfur in July 2012.
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Two UNAMID mechanics from Ethiopia – Sergeant Meseret Adera and Corporal Seblewengel Demesse – repair a vehicle at a workshop at the Gereida team site in South Darfur. UNAMID deployed a battalion from Ethiopia to protect civilians in July 2012.
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UNAMID troops from Ethiopia and Rwanda escort World Food Programme (WFP) trucks during a trip from El Fasher to Shangil Tobaya, in North Darfur, in February 2014. The journey, nearly 100 kilometres, took more than 8 hours due to difficult road conditions.
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Ethiopian peacekeepers during a ceremony to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in May 2016, in Juba, South Sudan. The event was held at the headquarters of the UN Mission in South Sudan under the theme “Honouring Our Heroes."
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UNMISS peacekeepers provide protection at designated times to women when they go out of the Protection of Civilians sites to collect firewood and procure other non-food items.
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An Ethiopian peacekeeper with UNMISS accompanies internally displaced women as they collect firewood in Juba. Some of the collected firewood will be used for cooking; some will be sold in the market.
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Brigadier General Zewdu Kiros Gebrekidan of Ethiopia, served as Deputy Force Commander for the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until April 2017.
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