The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday that the Pakistani Peacekeepers have rescued more than 2,000 people stranded in the Democratic Republic of CONGO due to the heavy floods.
According to the details shared by the ISPR, the torrential floods erupted in the Uvira city of South Kivu and its other surrounding areas last week and continued for several days.
“Rains and flooding damaged thousands of houses, affecting some 75,000 people,” a statement by military’s media wing reads.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in its statement said that Pakistani Blue Helmets, which serve the peacekeeping of the United Nations (UN) in the Democratic Republic of CONGO, immediately rushed to the flood-affected areas for the rescue and relief of the local population.
Rescue parties were dispatched with paramedics and equipment. The troops built a stone embankment “which was strong enough to shift people and vehicles from [the] affected area”, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in its statement.
The details further said that all the stranded people were provided food and other necessary medical care.
“Pakistani Peacekeepers’ rescue efforts have been widely acknowledged by locals as well the United Nations (UN) authorities. Being one of the largest troops contributing country, Pakistan has more than 4,000 Blue Helmets serving under UN for maintaining peace and stability,” read the statement by the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.