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Chinese peacekeepers finish cleanup at 10 UN camps in Sudan's Darfur

By Otiato Opali in Nairobi, Kenya | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-17 22:01

China's construction engineering contingent to Darfur in Sudan on Monday completed a cleanup task at 10 camps of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan.

Being the only engineering support force in Darfur, China's peacekeepers undertook the task of environmental cleanup at 10 of the dozens of camps in Darfur.

The cleanup will go a long way in laying a solid foundation for the handover of the camps and it is of great significance for the continuous promotion of peace and reconstruction in the region. It also will beef up the fight against the coronavirus within the camps by raising sanitary standards and improving surroundings.

According to the UN operation, the mission recently carried out a series of sensitization and mitigation activities against the coronavirus in internally displaced persons' camps in central and north Darfur. The cleanup exercise by the Chinese peacekeepers is a significant contribution to the fight against the pandemic.

During the past eight months, the Chinese peacekeepers have completed the cleaning and renovation of 10 camps, built 229 prefabs, constructed 30,000 meters of roads, set up sandbox walls nearly 3 kilometers long and barbed wire fencing measuring more than 10,000 meters, as well as leveled more than 90,000 square meters of land.

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