UN Compensates Family of a Fallen Cambodian Blue Helmet

Family members of Suon Sambo, a Cambodian blue helmet who lost his life during the UN peacekeeping mission in the Republic of Mali, received here this morning the compensation from the UN.

The compensation handover ceremony took place under the presidency of H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the National Coordination Committee for Sending Troops to UN Peacekeeping Missions, and Mr. Hubert Staberhofer, Representative of UN Coordinator to Cambodia.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Second Lieutenant Suon Sambo who served a mission in the western African nation of Mali, died on Sept. 14, 2015 from malaria.

Since 2006, Cambodia has dispatched 5,486 troops � 254 of whom are women � for ten UN peacekeeping operations in Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali and Syria, and some of them have lost their lives for the cause of the world peace under the UN umbrella.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press