FROM THE FIELD: Guinean peacekeepers walk a fine line in Mali

31 October 2018

A team of Guinean peacekeepers deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, (MINUSMA) is playing a key role in removing explosives from areas in which the mission is operating.

MINUSMA/Harandane Dicko

 

Mali, in West Africa, is currently the most dangerous place in the world to serve as a peacekeeper. Some 850 Guinean blue helmets are based in the volatile town of Kidal, in the north of the conflict-affected country.

Roadside bombs are a constant hazard there and it’s the role of the Search and Detect team from Guinea to make sure those explosive devices do not kill or maim peacekeepers nor civilians.

Read more here about the work of the peacekeepers: 

And see more powerful images from MINUSMA, here