Darfur and DRC to bear the brunt of UN peacekeeping budget cut

A $7.3 billion annual peacekeeping budget is due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly on Friday.

On Wednesday the United Nations agreed on the amount, cutting $600 million from current costs and slicing 7.5% off the US bill after US President Donald Trump called for a cut in funding.

The 193-member UN budget committee agreed on $7.3 billion to fund 13 peacekeeping missions and a logistics support office.

Crytsal Orderson has more on this and other stories.

The troops in Darfur and the DRC will actually face the brunt of these cuts.

Crystal Orderson , Africa corespondent

Donald Trump had called for a major slash in funding because they are also the biggest funder of the peace keeping troops and they wanted about $1 billion to be cut off.

Crystal Orderson , Africa corespondent

Human Rights Watch criticised and described it as misguided.

Crystal Orderson , Africa corespondent

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