Tuesday 23 January 2018

We need a rethink on Irish troops' peacekeeping roles

Defence Forces soldiers training last year before deployment to Lebanon on a UN peacekeeping mission. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
Defence Forces soldiers training last year before deployment to Lebanon on a UN peacekeeping mission. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation.

To these disasters we must add other conflict-related deaths and human rights abuses ongoing in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo and south-eastern Turkey.

These disasters are likely to deteriorate over the coming months at the cost of millions of lives of young children.

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