EUFOR RCA

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Major General Philippe Pontiès (Operation Commander)Major General Philippe Pontiès (Operation Commander)

The Council established on 10 February 2014 an EU military operation to contribute to a secure environment in the Central African Republic, as authorised by the UN Security Council in resolution 2134 (2014). This decision creates the legal basis for the operation entitled EUFOR RCA and is another step towards its rapid deployment.

EUFOR RCA is to provide temporary support in achieving a safe and secure environment in the Bangui area, with a view to handing over to African partners. The force will thereby contribute to international efforts to protect the populations most at risk, creating the conditions for providing humanitarian aid.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, said: "We have reacted swiftly to the serious crisis in the Central African Republic. We are using all the tools at our disposal, from humanitarian assistance to political support for the transition, to our long-term development cooperation. But the absolute priority is to protect the civilian population from any further violence, to ensure that the people of the Central African Republic can live without fear and start rebuilding their country, and to make sure that humanitarian aid can be provided. EUFOR RCA will deploy as soon as possible to back the remarkable efforts of France and our African partners."

Major General Philippe Pontiès pdf - 57 KB [57 KB] français (fr) has been appointed by the EU's Political and Security Committeeas Operation Commander.

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  • 28/09/2014
    219 57255 1 EUFOR-RCA Forces in support of local government, along with Blue Helmets EUFOR-RCA Forces in support of local government, along with Blue Helmets

    EUFOR RCA forces deployed along with MINUSCA Units in support of the local authorities

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    09/28/2014 00:00:00 09/28/2014 00:00:00 09/28/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014092800 090126248cb2165f N 090126248cb2277b /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140928_en.htm 8694 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140928_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140928_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140928_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EUFOR-RCA Forces in support of local government, along with Blue Helmets
  • 27/09/2014
    218 57255 1 EUFOR Medical Staff test first-aid and evacuation procedures exercise EUFOR Medical Staff test first-aid and evacuation procedures exercise

    A medical training exercise took place last Saturday (27 September) in UCATEX, with the purpose of training the newly deployed French medical team of EUFOR Multinational Battalion

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    09/27/2014 00:00:00 09/27/2014 00:00:00 09/27/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014092700 090126248cb1f8e1 N 090126248cb22867 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140927_en.htm 9815 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140927_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140927_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20140927_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EUFOR Medical Staff test first-aid and evacuation procedures exercise
  • 21/08/2014
    5 57255 1 Attacks on EUFOR troops in Bangui Attacks on EUFOR troops in Bangui 08/21/2014 11:43:00 08/21/2014 11:43:00 08/21/2014 11:43:00 nulldate 2014082111 090126248c80d7e2 N 090126248c80d7e2 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/documents/20140820_pr_bangui_attacks.pdf 414102 pdf Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/documents/20140820_pr_bangui_attacks.pdf /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/documents/20140820_pr_bangui_attacks_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Attacks on EUFOR troops in Bangui pdf - 405 KB [405 KB]

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