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Navy contingent leaves for UN peace mission in S Sudan

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  • 3 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Navy contingent leaves for UN peace mission in S Sudan
A contingent of Bangladesh Navy poses for a photo before leaving Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday to join Bangladesh Force Marine Unit-7 deployed in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMIS). —ISPR photo

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A 100-member contingent of Bangladesh Navy left Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday to join Bangladesh Force Marine Unit-7 deployed in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMIS).

A marine Unit of Bangladesh Navy has been deployed as Force Marine Unit under UN Mission in South Sudan. The contingent will replace Bangladesh Force Marine Unit-6 in South Sudan.

In accordance with UN guidelines, the Navy's Force Marine Unit ensures the safe passage of essential fuel, food, medicine and humanitarian aid barges in remote areas of South Sudan, monitors and controls waterway piracy, provides assistance to local firefighters and rescues wounded civilian.

The divers are working to provide assistance to the injured military and civilians, including rescue and emergency medical services.