Sierra Leone: August 25, 2000


Tthe UN is asking for another 7,500 peacekeeping troops, bringing the total to 20,500 troops (18 battalions, plus support troops.). This does not solve another problem; the quality of the troops. Wealthier nations are increasingly reluctant to supply troops for these missions, because of the risk of casualties. Poor nations are willing to send soldiers, but there troops are often ill-trained and not equipped for peacekeeping.  


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