Pakistani Peacekeepers rescued over 2000 stranded people during the peacekeeping duties
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Peacekeepers have rescued more than 2000 people stranded due to heavy floods in Uvira region of South Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), torrential floods erupted in Uvira and surroundings in Congo starting last week, which continued for days. Rains and flooding damaged thousands of houses and affected nearly 75000 people.
The statement further said Pakistani Blue Helmets, part of UN Mission in Congo, immediately rushed to the affected areas for rescue and relief of local Congolese Populace.
It said rescue parties were immediately dispatched with paramedics and rescue equipment to different locations. Troops also built a stone embankment to check the flood water, which was strong enough to shift people and vehicles from affected area. The stranded people were served with food and provided necessary medical care.
Pakistani Peacekeepers’ rescue efforts have been widely acknowledged by locals as well UN authorities.
Being one of the largest troops contributing country, Pakistan has more than 4000 blue helmets serving under UN for maintaining peace and stability.