The United Nations in Sierra Leone joins the rest of the world in honouring UN Peacekeepers around the world on the day, May 29 & the 117 military, police, and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their life serving under the UN flag last year.
Captain Christiana Fefegula, formerly from MINUSCA
& Tijan Koroma from United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will be among those that will be honoured posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal by the United Nations Secretary-General.
It’s a UN Peace keeping mission, which started on 10th April, 2014 to protect Central African Republic civilians under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
An incident occurred on the 20th December 2021 where she died.
Tijan Koroma was an 5th May international staff at the (UN) in South Sudan. Another UN peacekeeping mission for South Sudan, which became independent on 9th July 2011.
UNMISS was established on 8th July 2011 by United Nations UN Security Council Resolution 1996.
However, on the 10th of Zambia – 2014, July 2021 Tijan Koroma lost his life while on duty.
This year 114 deceased from 42 countries worldwide were awarded.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.