Nepali Peacekeeping mission gets UN award

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 11, 2018-

The United Nations has awarded Nepali peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for its life-saving assistance demonstrated in the war-torn country for around a year.

Issuing a press statement on Tuesday, the UN said the award for ‘nimble and robust protection’ was given to the Nepali troops particularly for unparallel action it showed in June, when a humanitarian convoy they were protecting came under attack from an armed group in the south of the country. Though a fellow peacekeeper Ashraf Siddhiqui from Bangladesh was killed, the troop was able to deter the attackers and save lives of other.

David Shearer head of United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in South Sudan, during the award ceremony, said, “The medal you have been awarded today is a symbol of what you have been able to achieve on behalf of the UN for the people of South Sudan.” 

 “You have served the people of South Sudan so that they can get through this conflict, with the incredible price that it has paid in terms of lost lives and the needs they have required in terms of protection of human rights and humanitarian assistance. I hope that you wear these medals with the pride in which we have given to you.”

Published: 11-09-2018 17:31

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