[Shocking] UN Staff Union – 24 peacekeepers and 1 civilian was killed in 2021

Nations must do all they can to safeguard and prosecute the killers of United Nations personnel. A total of eight peacekeepers from Togo, four from Chad, three each from Ivory Coast and Egypt lost their lives in 2021, according to the Staff Union. There was also a death from each of Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, and Morocco.

One person worker for the United Nations was also killed in deliberate attacks in 2021, according to the United Nations Staff Union (UNSU).

Mali has been the most dangerous place for peacekeepers for the eighth year in a running, with 19 peacekeepers murdered, according to the International Civilian Security Committee. The Central African Republic came in second with the loss of four peacekeepers.

U.N. Staff Union President Aitor Arauz said in a statement Friday that “once again, United Nations staff personnel, notably blue helmets, serving in the world’s most dangerous regions paid the highest price.”

Nothing like this happened, he claimed, and no one was brought to justice. It is our hope that nations will do everything in their power to ensure the safety of UN workers and bring those responsible to justice. A total of eight peacekeepers from Togo, four from Chad, three each from Ivory Coast and Egypt lost their lives in 2021, according to the Staff Union. There was also a death from each of Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, and Morocco. The victim was a Congolese civilian.

A total of 462 United Nations and affiliated people have been killed in deliberate attacks during the previous 11 years from improvised explosive devices, RPGs, mortar rounds, land mines, ambushes, suicide attacks, and targeted assassinations, according to the Staff Union.

On average, 15 people were killed last year, compared to 28 for 2019, 34 last year and 71 last year.

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