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2024-05-17 15:11:02
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Unrest in New Caledonia: Paris Airlift and Special Forces Deployment to Restore Order

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In response to violent protests and unrest in New Caledonia, Paris has declared a state of emergency and is organizing an airlift to supply the population facing food shortages. Additionally, 1000 French forces have been deployed to bring the situation under control and secure the territory.

The protests stem from a proposed constitutional reform that has sparked tensions between French-descendants seeking more political influence and indigenous groups advocating for their own state. The deployment of French police reinforcements aims to restore peace in Noumea, where parts of the territory are reported to be 'out of state control'.

Concerns over China's potential influence in the Pacific region and accusations of external involvement, such as from Azerbaijan, have further complicated the situation, raising fears of civil war and drawing attention to the complex geopolitical dynamics at play in the French Pacific territory.

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Spiegel Topmeldungen
17. Mai 2024 um 05:13

New Caledonia: Paris plans airlift and deployment of special forces to combat unrest - DER SPIEGEL

Politics
After violent protests and riots in New Caledonia, Paris has declared a state of emergency and is planning an airlift to supply the population. Additionally, 1000 French forces have been deployed to bring the situation under control. The protests erupted over a proposed constitutional reform that aims to give more political influence to French-descendants, while the indigenous people hope for their own state.
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17. Mai 2024 um 05:31

Food shortages: Paris announces airlift to New Caledonia - n-tv.de

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After days of unrest in New Caledonia, the population's supply is limited. Paris announces an airlift to address the food shortage. Additionally, France is sending a special unit to the overseas territory.
EURACTIV.de
17. Mai 2024 um 08:35

New Caledonia: Large deployment of French police arrives

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French police reinforcements have arrived in New Caledonia to regain control of the capital Noumea. Following unrest and violent clashes in recent days, the night leading into Friday was relatively calm. The government of New Caledonia stated that the island has sufficient food supplies, but there are distribution problems.
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17. Mai 2024 um 05:38

'Massive' French police deployment arrives to secure New Caledonia

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French police reinforcements have arrived in New Caledonia to regain control following riots that resulted in four deaths and hundreds of arrests. The deployment aims to secure areas that have been out of control and restore peace and order in Noumea.
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