Japanese military team of 130-strong soldiers arrived in South Sudan on Monday 21st November 2016 ready to support UN-backed mission in the war-torn country.
Soldiers of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) will counter insecurity and protect civilians in South Sudan.
South Sudan has been blighted by three years of civil conflicts and August 2015 deal between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar was supposed to quell the conflict.
The peace deal has since collapsed, Riek Machar forces attacked Kiir’s soldiers in Juba renewing clashes in the world’s youngest nation.
South Sudan clashes has seen tens of thousands killed and thousands other flee to neigbouring countries as refugees.
In the past weeks, UN has warned of the conflicts in South Sudan saying if the situation is not contained could to genocide.
"The arrival of new peacekeeping personnel from Japan clearly demonstrates Japanese commitment to supporting UN efforts to improve conditions in some of the world’s most destabilizing conflicts,” UNMISS acting spokeswoman, Shantal Persuad said.
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