Pakistani peacekeepers rescue over 2000 people in flood-hit Congo: ISPR


RAWALPINDI: Pakistani peacekeepers have continued its relief efforts for the people of Democratic Republic of CONGO (DRC) and rescued more than 2,000 people stranded due to heavy floods, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. Director-General (DG) ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said on Twitter messages that the Pakistani Blue Helmets, part of UN Mission in Congo (MONUSCO), rescued more than 2000 people as torrential floods erupted in the Uvira region started last week that wreaked havoc by leaving thousands of houses damaged and affected 75,000 locals.