An assistance mission for Rwanda was established by United Nations Security Resolution on 5 October 1993, following the country’s civil war.
The UN records the mission’s purpose was to “monitor the cease-fire, security situation, and process the repatriation of refugees; to assist with mine clearance, the coordination of humanitarian assistance and to contribute to the security of the city of Kigali. UNAMIR also contributed to the security of personnel of the International Tribunal for Rwanda and of human rights offices in Rwanda and assisted in the establishment and training of a now, integrated national police force.“ The mandate came to an end in March 1996.
Personnel who served on the UN Mission for at least 90 days qualify for the award.
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