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THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY

NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE.

Abstract
The study on the ‘Impact of Peacekeeping on the Family’ exposes the vacuum created in families of peacekeepers and the peacekeepers while maintaining peace. The objective of the study is to examine the nature of stress of a peacekeeper and the impact of his/her absence on the family when on missions so as to bring to the relevant authorities means of alleviating the impact on both parties. Data were gathered basically through primary method of data gathering. Specifically, questionnaires were distributed to categories of people in Kaduna which afforded the researchers opportunity to interview stake-holders and authorities who confirmed that there is currently no policy to cater for the family of the peacekeeper in the Nigerian Army. To advance balanced analysis, secondary data were also elicited to support the primary data. Quantitative method of data analysis was employed through the use of simple tables showing the frequencies and percentages of respondents’ reactions to the questions on the subject. The outcome of the study is expected to benefit the Nigerian Army and other stakeholders such as doctors, psychologists, Social welfare departments etc. The work is limited to families of and personnel of the Nigerian Army who participated in peacekeeping within Kaduna Military Units. The study covered
peacekeeping operations undertaken by Nigerian Army Personnel in the period 1990-2013 in: Liberia, (1990 – 1998) Sierra Leone (1997 – 2000), Ivory Coast (2000 – 2004) and Mali (2013). It went further to investigate whether by 2020 the Nigerian Army has a mechanism in place to cater for the family of the peacekeeper. The findings are that there is not a policy in place neither for personnel nor family of the peacekeeper. Further to that, given the nature of the institution in which the research was conducted, every Nigerian Army peacekeeper operates under the same rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army hence what affects one, affects all. The findings point to the fact that there is a need to put in place a robust policy that would cater for both the peacekeeper and his/her family left behind. This is seen as the proper way to eliminate or at least reduce the negative impact of peacekeeping on both the peacekeeper and the family.

Key words: Peacekeeping, Peacekeeping Operations, Family, Nigerian Army, Policy


 
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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238


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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=40297 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238


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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(17): 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE (2020) THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. JCR, 7 (17), 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



Turabian Style

NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. 2020. THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



Chicago Style

NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. "THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



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NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE. "THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 1901-1921. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

NANNA CHARLOTTE, LORD-MALLAM, ANTHONIA ANIKE (2020) THE IMPACT OF PEACEKEEPING ON THE FAMILY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1901-1921. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.238