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China sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan

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September 18th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Chinese government has sent more peacekeepers to South Sudan to help the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the world’s youngest country.

The Chinese government had pledged to send more than 300 troops of different units to the war-torn African country but only 163 of them arrived in Juba Yesterday.

A team of 130 sapper and a medical unit of 33 arrived in Juba on Tuesday.

The sapper team would handle tasks such as maintaining and upgrading supply routes, repair runways at airports, building shelters and providing engineering support in mission areas.

For its part, the medical unit is expected to provide basic healthcare services such as treating common and infectious other diseases.

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