Over 125,000 Nepali peacekeepers served United Nations so far

Published On: February 22, 2019 10:01 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: More than 125,000 Nepali men and women have already served over 42 peacekeeping missions in the last 50 years.

During the period, a total of 63 of them lost their lives while 66 suffered physical disabilities.

Rajendra Baniya is part of the Nepalese peacekeeping contingent serving with the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan. Based in Rumbek, Rajendra has a strong "passion to save humanity".

While Rajendra Baniya describes his everyday life in South Sudan as "filled with amazing experiences," he acknowledges that working in a multicultural setting comes with its own set of challenges.

"UNMISS is composed of civilian, police and military components from many parts of the world.

Working with UN means acquainting with many distinct cultures, traditions and different ways doing things of fellow peacekeepers, shares Baniya.

Similarly, it is equally challenging to adjust oneself with the new customs and laws and acclimatize with the harsh weather conditions, Baniya aids further.

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