MONUSCO by the numbers


MONUSCO, the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is one of the big peacekeeping and peace support operations run by the world body and it’s close to 20,000 military personnel come from 49 countries.

It is one of two current peace support deployments the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been committed to, the other being in Sudan where South African uniformed personnel are part of a joint AU/UN mission.

Latest statistics show MONUSCO has 19,784 uniformed personnel, comprising 18,232 military, 1,090 police and 462 military observers. Other personnel numbers for the mission include 2,725 local civilians, 840 civilians from other countries and 450 UN volunteers.

Countries currently contributing military personnel are Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia.

Police currently forming part of the mission are from Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, , Chad, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guinea, India, Jordan, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen.