Hi all, Hope I've got the right place as it seems this forum is, quite understandably, mostly discussing other countries/conflicts but I wanted to see if anyone had any info on UNAMID or 'African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur'. I can't find much info on the UN part rather than the AU part. There's an interesting but very brief bit here: Irish troops to keep peace in Darfur for UN | World news | The Observer about Irish troop involvement. It seems to say what I expected was the case i.e. 'Western' military involvement is minimal and Ugandans, Rwandans etc. are providing most of the boots (do their militaries even have boots?) on the ground. I'm not here to debate whether or not 'Western' involvement should be more considerable but for the record I think it should and the fact that mostly corrupt/useless/undertrained/underequipped armies are attempting to end this generation's most horrific genocide is sad. I wouldn't have been so cynical a few years ago but I guess there are no resources and not a sufficient ex-colonial interest in the region for any militarily modern nations like the UK to involve themselves. Anyway, what I am here for is to ask if anyone can point me to any info about more powerful UN nations' military involvement in the conflict. I want to know if there are 'Western' boots on the ground (I don't keep typing 'Western' like that just to be annoying, it's because what I actually mean is what we'd recognise and militarily advanced nations whether in the west, Asia or Oceania). Specifically, are there British and/or Irish troops providing force protection/fighting the Janjaweed/getting stuck in? Or is the 'West's' contribution sadly token? (/training).