Humanitarian Action of SAF Contingent in Central African Republic
Thursday, 17.2.2022 | Multinational Operations
Members of the Serbian Armed Forces contingent in the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) organized a humanitarian action on the occasion of the Serbian Statehood Day at the Mothers and Children Centre in the capital Bangui.
The donation in the form of basic necessities for this institution and children was collected by our staff officers and members of the level 2+ military hospital and thus continued the practice started by members of the Serbian Armed Forces as part of the previous contingent when they conducted a similar humanitarian action in February last year.
By engaging members of the Serbian Armed Forces in such activities, an additional contribution is made to strengthening mutual trust and the support of the local population for the tasks they are carrying out in this African country.
The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic was established by a Security Council resolution of 10 April 2014. In the same year, the Serbian Armed Forces deployed the first contingent to the mission, with medical and non-medical personnel for the Level 2 military hospital in the capital, Bangui. From January 2020, the Serbian military hospital has moved to level 2+ and became completely autonomous and self-sustainable, which means that since then all equipment and personnel are provided by the Republic of Serbia.