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Ivory Coast (May 2003 - To Date)
 

Pakistani contingent is employed in Ivory Coast as part of UNOCI since 2004. The contingent comprises Sector Headquarter, infantry battalion, transport company and engineer company. Since then, they have been working for peace and stability in form of humanitarian assistance and maintenance of law and order. Pakistani Contingent ensured peaceful Presidential elections of November 2010 in its area of responsibility and ensured peaceful environment during post election period despite violence else where. The situation in Ivory Coast deteriorated in April 2011. Pakistanis troops conducted security and protection operations in Abidjan including the evacuation of some diplomats (Turkish Ambassador, Algerian Ambassador, their family and staff members etc) from conflict ridden areas of the capital. Total Pakistani peacekeepers participated in UN Msn Ivory Coast till date are as under:-

Pakistan's Contribution

Period

Strength

From

To

Per Year (Approx)

Total (Approx)

UN Mission in Cote d' Ivoire (MINUCI)

May 2003

September 2004

1145

1145

United Nations Operation in Cote d'lvoire (UNOCI)

April 2004

Todate

1179

8253


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