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Indian peacekeepers rebuild bridge in record time in S Sudan

| | United Nations

People in a South Sudan village have been saved a perilous neck-deep wade across a river to reach a town and access basic services, thanks to Indian peacekeepers from the UN mission who have re-built a key bridge in record time in the strife-torn country.

The bridge in Akoka village in the northern part of the land-locked country in East-Central Africa had been inoperable since last June when heavy rain washed away a 300-metre-long road segment.

Rebuilt in record 10 days by the UN Mission in South Sudan in collaboration with the government, it has greatly benefited humanitarians, enabling faster aid delivery as well as security patrol and outreach activities by the Mission, according to a UN statement.

    

 
 
 
 
 

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