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In an effort to alleviate health concerns in Wau Central Prison, South Sudan, peacekeepers from Bangladesh recently handed over medications, facemasks, soaps, sanitary napkins and clothes to ..." /> Logo
31st-Jul-2020

BD peacekeepers provides hygiene kits to WAU female prisoners

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City Desk :
In an effort to alleviate health concerns in Wau Central Prison, South Sudan, peacekeepers from Bangladesh recently handed over medications, facemasks, soaps, sanitary napkins and clothes to the female wing of the prison.
"UNMISS peacekeepers conducted a detailed sensitization among female inmates on how they can protect themselves and others around them from coronavirus and distributed many necessary items and medicines; we, as prison authorities, appreciate this initiative," said Brigadier Joseph Yak, Deputy Director, Wau Central Prison.
Inmates, too, expressed their gratefulness to the mission for the health warning. "I was already imprisoned with my eight-month old daughter before the virus started spreading across the world. I had no idea that something so dangerous was happening out there, said a female inmate.
"Now, because of UNMISS peacekeepers I am aware of Covid-19, the risks it poses to me and my daughter as well as how to protect ourselves," she added.
"We don't have frequent access to medical facilities or personnel inside the prison," averred another female inmate, "So visiting peacekeepers have helped us immensely by showing us how to stay safe during this critical time," she concluded.
For his part, Colonel Motaher Hossain, Commanding Officer of the Bangladeshi contingent, believed that everyone should play their part during this global health crisis.
''The fight against Covid-19 is our collective responsibilities as people living in South Sudan regardless of which country we come from,'' stated Colonel Hossain during the handover.