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United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans (UNSCOB)

Since its independence in 1829, Greece had been an economically weak and politically divided state, in which various factions ...

Mission | 1947 - 1951

The Korean War

After Japan's capitulation in August 1945, a political vacuum developed from India to Korea. In most cases, this vacuum was ...

Mission | 1950 - 1955

Blood plasma in the Hungarian Uprising

During the Cold War, it was the communist party that was in charge in Hungary. The regime of the Hungarian dictator Mátyás Rákosi ...

Mission | 1956 - 1956

First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF 1)

In July 1956, Egypt’s President Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal. France and Britain responded with military invention and, at ...

Mission | 1956 - 1956

United Nations Observer Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL)

The main population groups in Lebanon had always been the Maronite Christians and the Sunni Muslims. In political and economic ...

Mission | 1958 - 1958

Rescue operation in Agadir, the 'city of death'

On 29 February 1960, the Moroccan port of Agadir was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale. Almost 15.000 ...

Mission | 1960 - 1960

United Nations Operation in the Congo (UNOC)

At the beginning of 1959, serious disturbances broke out in the Belgian Congo. The shocked Belgian government rushed into the ...

Mission | 1960 - 1963

Flooding in Central France

In September and October 1960, Central France was hit by heavy rainfall, so much so that the rivers Creuse and Corrèze in the ...

Mission | 1960 - 1960

Storm surge in Hamburg

During the night of Friday 16 to Saturday 17 February 1962, Hurricane Vincinette tore across northern Germany and the northeast ...

Mission | 1962 - 1962

United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)

On 26 September 1962, a week after the death of the Yemeni King Ahmed, a captain of the royal guard, Sallal, carried out a coup. ...

Mission | 1963 - 1964