UNAMID: A joint mission between the African Union and the United Nations

File picture of a member of SLA standing guard as people stand in line to welcome UNAMID delegation arriving to open a new clinic in Forog, north Darfur

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UNAMID is a joint mission between the African Union and the United Nations and the world's second largest international peacekeeping force. UNAMID has an annual budget of $1.35 billion and almost 20,000 troops mainly from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. But it has struggled to protect civilians since it set out in 2008. Attacks, often by Arab "Janjaweed" militiamen, continue according to UNAMID and aid groups. The conflict, which started as a row between African pastoralists and Arab nomads over land, has killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million. (Reuters)

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