70 Rwanda Defense Force Medics Feted With Honor Medals For Their Service In Central African Republic

70 of Rwanda Defense Force medical team operating in the Central African Republic have received medals in recognition of their professionalism and selfless service in carrying out their duties of bringing peace and stability in the Central Africa Republic (CAR).

The officers were members of a hospital contingent serving as peacekeepers under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

The 70 were deployed to CAR in August 2017 for a one-year tour in the war-torn country where they have attended to any outpatients and inpatient cases, performed various major surgical operations, and realized successful missions of aero-medical evacuations among many tasks.

Rwanda has maintained peacekeepers in the Central African Republic following the 2013 violence in the country pilling mainly between the Christian and Muslim communities.

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