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Egyptian Female Peacekeeper Honored by UN for Her Efforts in Congo

She was among 50 peacekeepers to receive UN medals for their efforts.

Staff Writer

Nahed Salah, the first Egyptian woman to join the United Nations peacekeeping force, was honored by the United Nations for her stellar efforts in a stabilization mission in the Republic of Congo.

In 2014, Salah was the Head of the Police Division of the UN peacekeeping mission in Morocco. Her main tasks included protecting local women from sexual violence and providing assistance to the survivors.

Egypt's first contribution to UN peacekeeping dates back to 1960, where it now has 37 missions under its belt.

The sole purpose of these missions is helping countries torn by conflicts and assist them in implementing peace agreements.