Officers of Nepal Police serving in UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Sudan (Formed Police Units) have shared images of them assisting locals in flood affected areas of Kutum, North Sudan.
In the images, they are seen helping locals cross a flooded stream in Kutum.
About Formed police units (FPUs):
The majority of Police Officers serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations are deployed as part of a Formed Police Unit (FPU). An FPU consists of approximately 140 Police Officers, trained and equipped to act as a cohesive unit capable of accomplishing policing tasks that individual Police Officers could not address. Well-trained FPUs can operate even in “high-risk” environments.
FPUs have three core duties: public order management, protection of United Nations personnel and facilities and support to such police operations that require a concerted response but do not respond to military threats.