At least 24 peacekeepers and a civilian working for the United Nations were killed in deliberate attacks during 2021, according to the U.N. Staff Union, which said most of the fatalities were in Mali and Central African Republic.
The staff union's annual tally since 2010 showed the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, or MINUSMA, was the world body's most dangerous peacekeeping operation for the eighth year in a row: 19 peacekeepers lost their lives there last year.
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