Rwanda Formed Police Unit Two rotation Eight (RWAFPU2-8) and Rwandan Individual Police Officers (IPO) deployed in Kaga Bandoro under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), donated blood to support Kaga Bandoro District Hospital.
The two-day humanitarian exercise conducted on 9th and 10th February, was part of the MINUSCA UN Police Week in partnership with Kaga Bandoro District Hospital to save lives.
Dr. Armand Daran Yadakpa from Kaga Bandoro hospital Blood Transfusion Unit, thanked the Rwandan peacekeepers for a lifesaving act that will improve the life of patients.
"This human security act is very meaningful and will support victims of road accidents, expecting mothers and children suffering from anaemia and malaria," Dr. Yadakpa said.
Jeanne D’arc Makemeza Ndongfack, MINUSCA UNPOL Sector Commander also thanked the Rwandan peacekeepers for the voluntary act to save lives.
In his remarks, the RWAFPU2-8 Contingent Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Jean Bosco Rudasingwa, commended the existing strong partnership with the local people and authorities in aspects of security and development, particularly in health.
He added that donating blood and other human security activities falls within the protection of civilians mandate.
Rwanda FPU2-8 has previously conducted several human security activities, including free medical outreach and environmental protection, among others.