There are just over 1,000 uniformed personnel from Niger currently serving in UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti and Mali.
Medical care to civilians is among the many contributions peacekeepers make in the communities where they are deployed. A medic from MINUSMA’s Nigerien contingent provides free medical care in Gao. (May 2014)
Mali is among the many hotspots where UN peacekeepers are deployed to help countries torn apart by conflict transition to lasting peace. UN peacekeepers from Niger are seen here standing at attention at the Niger Battalion Base in Ansongo, in eastern Mali, in February 2015.
UN peacekeepers help protect civilians and bring stability and peace. Brigadier General Christian Thiebault (right), MINUSMA Force Chief of Staff, looks at a map along with two officers from the Niger Battalion during a military operation in Ansongo, in eastern Mali, in February 2015.
In May 2018, a UN team led by human rights officers travelled to the Menaka region in northern Mali to investigate armed attacks, in which at least 47 people were killed. Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) of the Niger Contingent serving with MINUSMA are seen here escorting the convoy.
In places like Mali, UN peacekeepers protect civilians against attacks and support the delivery of crucial humanitarian assistance. A peacekeeper with the Nigerien contingent during a visit to Menaka, in eastern Mali, in February 2015.
A MINUSMA peacekeeper from Niger catches up on reading during some downtime in Menaka, in eastern Mali, in February 2015.
UN peacekeepers often serve at great personal risk and in harsh conditions. As of June 2018, 40 peacekeepers from Niger have lost their lives in the cause of peace. Seen here, Mamadou Youba Diallo, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Niger, lays a wreath on a casket of a fallen peacekeeper at the memorial ceremony for seven Nigerien peacekeepers killed in Côte d'Ivoire in June 2012.