"Generosity and honesty" of women officers contributes to UN Police

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UNPOL Assistant Inspector Kellen Busingye. Photo: UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein

The "generosity and honesty" of women officers contributes to role of UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan, according to a female Rwandan officer working in the UN mission there.

The UN peacekeeping operation, UNMISS, has provided sanctuary to some 213,000 people in Protection of Civilians or POC sites around the conflict-affected country.

UNPOL plays a key part in making sure those civilians remain safe.

In Juba, some 38,000 people live in a POC next to the UN base and like any small town of that size, gangs and criminality are problems.

Assistant Inspector Kellen Busingye of Rwanda who is one of around 260 female police officers from around the world deployed at UNMISS, recently took part in a search for illegal weapons outside the camp.

Daniel Dickinson asked her about the operation.

Dur: 2'34"

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