Improving protection for civilians in African Union peace operations

Since 2003, the African Union (AU) has deployed several peace support operations to help resolve conflicts in various countries across the continent. These include Burundi, Sudan, Somalia, the Comoros, and a hybrid operation jointly with the UN in Darfur. Of these, only those in Sudan and Darfur hold an explicit mandate for the protection of civilians in their areas of operation.
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