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Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, 27 December 2013

Seventy-two UNPOL Peacekeepers from the MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arrived in Juba today. The officers are part of a group of five thousand five-hundred additional Peacekeepers and UN Police Advisers that was asked for by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday 23 December 2013 and approved unanimously by the Security Council on Tuesday 24 December 2013. 

The Bangladesh Police Officers who are trained in crowd management and security will be deployed immediately to help with the growing numbers of internally displaced persons, approximately 63,000, who are now seeking refuge in UN Compounds throughout South Sudan.

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Notes to correspondents on 27 December 2013