A 25-member team led by a major of Nepali Army has reached Juba, the capital of south Sudan on Wednesday to be part of the United Nations mission in Sudan.
The team reached there from the Nepali Army unit based in the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti, according to the Nepali Army Public Relations Directorate. It may be noted that the Government had decided on January 9 to send 850 peace keeping army personnel in south Sudan, at the call of the United Nations. Of them, 350 would be immediately mobilized from the Nepali Army peace keeping unit in Haiti.
The additional peace keeping force in south Sudan has been provided in order to protect civilians from the increasing level of violence that has hit the country.