Composition of Unamir
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (Unamir) was at first made up of 2,548 military personnel, then reduced to 270 on 21 April 1994. After the Genocide, it was greatly enlarged to 5,442 personnel.
The table below shows the U.N. member states which had troops in Rwanda, as of 30 November 1994.
|Republic of Congo||-||38||-||38|
Sadly, the precise composition of Unamir at other dates is not easily available. Before the Genocide, Belgium contributed approximately 400 troops to the mission, despite a U.N. rule that peacekeeping missions in a given country may not contain troops from that country’s former colonial ruler. After Belgium and other countries withdrew their troops, the 270 that remained were largely from Canada, Ghana, Senegal, Uruguay, Russia, India and Bangladesh.
United Nations. “UNAMIR.” United Nations. United Nations Organization. Web. 09 Sept. 2010. <http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/Missions/unamir_b.htm>.