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South Sudan: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel are deployed in South Sudan.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK currently has around 70 Armed Forces personnel deployed in South Sudan. This number will rise to almost 400 in the coming months as an engineering taskforce and medics are deployed to support the United Nations Mission in the country.

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