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Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

Author : | Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says two battalions consisting of 1,700 peacekeepers from Nepal have arrived in the country. 

The army personnel have been deployed to some states in the country.

Joseph Contreras, Acting Spokesperson of the mission, told Eye Radio that the battalions will be involved in the protection of civilians and UN property.

“One battalion is stationed in Lakes state and the other is stationed in Central Equatoria State at our UN house property on the south-western outskirts of Juba,” said Mr Contreras.

“In addition to those numbers, we have about 10 staff officers. So the total comes to about 1,710 Nepalese military peace keepers.”

Nepal is in the fifth rank of United Nations contributing for the peace keeping mission.

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