Over 100 Nepalese police officers have arrived to serve with the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the operation has announced, as it continues to deploy uniformed personnel across the war-wracked Sudanese region. The officers arrived Oct. 19 to start a year-long tour of duty, and nearly 40 more officers will also join UNAMID to form a 147-stong Nepalese formed police unit (FPU). FPUs are specialized, self-sufficient and fully mobile rapid reaction police units that are entirely composed of police officers from a single contingent, with expertise in crowd management and other police tactical operations. (UN News Service)

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