Pakistani peacekeepers rescue over 2,000 stranded in Congo floods

By: News Desk      Published: 11:01 PM, 26 Apr, 2020
Pakistani peacekeepers rescue over 2,000 stranded in Congo floods
A view of recent flooding in Democratic Republic of Congo.–File photo

Pakistani peacekeepers rescued more than 2,000 people stranded in the Uvira region in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to heavy floods.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a twee on Sunday evening, “Torrential floods erupted in Uvira region starting last week. Rains and flooding damaged thousands of houses affecting 75,000 people.

Pakistan has more than 4,000 blue helmets serving under the United Nations for maintaining peace and stability across the world. At least 157 Pakistani peacekeepers have laid down their lives during various UN missions while serving the humanity with honour and courage, the tweet says.