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On the Frontlines: UN Police Distribute Personal Protective Equipment and Raise Awareness in South Sudan


The Police Component of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visited several locations of the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS), including the Rumbek Central Police Station, Dengnhiael, Malith and Cumbol Police Posts to raise awareness and support national police officers serving on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During their visit, the UN Police donated personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and hand-washing soap, to the police stations.


The UN Police emphasized the importance of wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing and other procedures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. In addition to sensitizing police officers, they demonstrated how to wear a face mask properly for the residents.  

They also distributed posters for police stations and public places to raise awareness about the virus.

The campaign was welcomed by the local police and community members, and the United Nations Police continue to support their host-State counterparts to better protect the population by improving equipment, skills and knowledge.