UNMISS Police Commissioner Fred Yiga
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UN police arrive in Juba in South Sudan

The first UN reinforcements have arrived in South Sudan since the UN Security Council voted to almost double the number of peacekeepers in the country to 12,500.

A detachment of 72 Bangladeshi police officers based in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived by plane in Juba.

The UN says that the officers are trained in crowd management and security and will be deployed to help with the growing numbers of people who have fled their homes and sought refuge in UN compounds in the country.

  • 27 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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