Juba, South Sudan, Dec 15: Indian peacekeepers with UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) donated medical supplies including antibiotics, fortified malnutrition supplements and other medical facilities to a state prison in Malakal city.
“This medicine will go a long way in helping the vulnerable people who are here and this donation will provide buffer to cover the shortage of drugs”, Said Major General Paul Puk Kun, director of the correctional facility.
A total of 32 cartos containing an assortment of multi-purpose drugs were handed over to the prison. The contribution was made possible by the proactive cooperation between the peacekeeping mission’s Human Rights office and hospital run by the Indian battalion, according to UNMISS website.
Colonel Anupam Tuteja, in charge of the Indian health facility said that, Indian unit will remain committed to supporting the prison population as much as possible.
United nation’s Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is the newest UN peacekeeping mission for the recently independent South Sudan, which got independent on 9th July 2011. UNMISS is working in this area since 2016 with 12, 523 total personnel (11,350 military and 1,173 police). The headquarter is in Juba, Capital of South Sudan.
UNMISS peacekeepers work to facilitate the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance, such as food, clean water, shelter and healthcare, to millions of displaced people. The aim is to provide a safe and supported environment so that these people can return to their former homes and communities to live safely and with dignity.
India is largest contributor in this peace-keeping mission. India has supplied 2,237 troops for this cause.