Disengagement of 10th Serbian Armed Forces Contingent from MINUSCA
Tuesday, 16.3.2021 | Multinational Operations
The Serbian Armed Forces contingent, which was engaged in the UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) during the previous year, was disengaged yesterday after its return to the Republic of Serbia.
The members of the contingent, the 10th in a row that the Serbian Armed Forces engage in the peacekeeping operation MINUSCA, were welcomed yesterday at the "Nikola Tesla" airport in Belgrade by the representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, who extended them a welcome after successful participation in the mission.
The majority of the Serbian Armed Forces contingent in the peacekeeping operation MINUSCA consists of a level 2+ military hospital, which is in charge of the healthcare of the UN personnel in the mission. The engagement of this contingent was marked by the complex political situation and the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the suspension of the air traffic, which greatly hindered the supply of the hospital.
The peacekeeping operation MINUSCA was established by the UN Security Council Resolution of April 10, 2014. In the same year, the Serbian Armed Forces sent the first contingent to this mission, with medical and non-medical personnel for a level 2 military hospital in the capital, Bangui. From January 2020, the Serbian military hospital has been transformed to level 2+ and it has become fully autonomous and self-sustaining, which means that all the equipment and personnel are provided by the Republic of Serbia since then.