South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project

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Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop (left) with the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer. Photo: UNMISS

"Women are still a minority in most of the armed forces around the world; and in some ways, that is a privileged position.".

That's the view of Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop of the United Kingdom who is the only female commander at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

She heads the UK contingent which is responsible for a few engineering projects in the country, including a new hospital in Bentiu.

The hospital will serve UN mission personnel, thus freeing the nearby Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International hospital to treat more civilians.

Regina Gorle spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Hislop who talks about the hospital conditions and her experience in South Sudan.

Duration: 2'57"

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