Project ID: 2402

China sends engineers to Darfur as part of UN Peacekeeping Mission to construct roads, camps, and wells

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Sudan

Sector

Emergency response (Code: 720)

Flow type

Free-standing technical assistance

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Implementation (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2007

Implementation

2008

2008-02-01

Actual start

Description

On May 8, 2007, China announced that it would send an engineering unit to join a UN-led peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan. The first batch of 135 engineers and troops of a total of 315 were deployed in Darfur in November 24, 2007. Their main task was to build camps, roads and to dig wells to allow for the deployment of more peacekeepers.On January 12, 2008, the first batch of engineers left for China and were replaced by a team of 160 engineers. The third batch of 172 arrived in July 2008. In March 2011, a fifth detachment of engineers arrived to take part in the Darfur peacekeeping mission. A sixth detachment arrived in January 2012. In April 2019, it was reported that China had sent a total of 15 engineering units to Darfur, but when they were sent and how many engineers were in the units is unknown.

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

7

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Sudan [Government Agency]