Pakistan peacekeepers in West Darfur hailed for community outreach

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A UNAMID doctor from Pakistan examining a patient in Sudan

Pakistan peacekeepers serving in Darfur in Sudan are being hailed for their community outreach efforts.

The troops, stationed in West Darfur with the United Nations African Union mission in Darfur or UNAMID, kept the peace, but also worked on building roads, schools, sinking wells.

They also provided medical services to local populations.

Their tour of duty ended on Wednesday.

UNAMID force commander, Lt General Patrick Nyamumbwa awarded them medals in honour of their work.

"They have done a tremendous job. The role they have had in construction of roads here, in other similar activities… provision of medical care. So as token of appreciation we honour them with medals today."

Nyamumbwa says West Darfur has had the most returns of late because of increased security in the area.

Duration: 14″

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