Cynthia Anderson

UNMISS/Daniel Dickinson

Women UN Police help instill safety at camps for South Sudan displaced

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.

When the search is conducted by women, there’s a higher sense of trust, confidence and security.

That’s according to Cynthia Anderson, an officer from Ghana who is serving in the UN Police force, UNPOL, in South Sudan.