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UN warns of danger and increase in deaths in missions in Africa
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UN warns of danger and increase in deaths in missions in Africa

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, warned today of the danger of peace missions in Africa and regretted that the number of deaths from malicious acts has doubled in recent years. In a briefing before the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), Lacroix indicated that attacks against peacekeeping forces using explosive artillery and improvised explosive devices persist in 2022 and are at levels as high as those recorded last year. "Despite enormous efforts, the annual decrease in the number of our lost peacekeepers has been reversed. In 2021, the number of deaths from malicious acts has doubled compared to 2020, from 13 to 25. Unfortunately, this trend continues, with 21 deaths for malicious acts until August 26, 2022", detailed the Unde...