Challenges faced by civilian personel providing international humanitarian assistance deployed in post-Cold War United Nations peacekeeping missions
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Once the Cold War came to a close, the essence of peacekeeping operations changed in terms of their function and composition. There was a dramatic increase in the number of operations undertaken worldwide and the function associated with traditional peacekeeping operations evolved into multiple tasks undertaken by an increasing number of civilian personnel. Since then, international civilian peacekeepers deployed in the field of UN peacekeeping operations began to face numerous challenges and threats that had an impact on their personal security and safety as well the execution of their tasks which were essential to deliver effective humanitarian assistance according to the specific mandates of the UN peacekeeping missions.