Lesson 8: Patrolling

2016 оны 11 сарын 17


1. Discuss about the situation in South Sudan.

2. Discuss about the patrol route condition.

  1. Watch below video on you tube before reading the texts. Use a given link. Take a look at bolded phrases.



On patrol with peacekeepers in South Sudan

This United Nations troops based in South Sudan’s largest state Jonglei, have just received their orders for the day. Their routine and scheduled morning patrol by vehicle is unable to take off for fear that their cars will get stuck in the mud and will also slow them down while on patrol. The only alternative therefore is to go on foot. With weapons in hand, flak jackets on their back, and waterproof boots in place, up to forty troops begin their difficult task for the day: a 6 hour foot patrol. Rain or shine these peacekeepers move on foot for hours to make sure that the populations in the area are protected.


Maj Amadi Pete US Marine

“This part of daunting challenges that we have had regarding the austere operating environment, like camping in the swamp, having to walk like 10 miles across the river to get to the next village, it is all worth it for me and for the rest of the troops. When we get to those villages just like you saw a minute ago, we see that old lady, that young guy wave, smile and say to us ‘thank you.’ It warms my heart to see that we know that our work is not really in vain. So that makes me happy.


Maj Amadi Pete US Marine

Peacekeeping has remained a noble service and (amongst military) and we take special satisfaction when we see the positive impact of what we are doing in times of protection and safe conducive environment for a vulnerable population.

1. Answer below questions

2. What have the soldiers just received?

3. How have the peacekeepers moved to protect the population?

4. What kind of challenges have they had in operating environment?

5. What have the people of village told them? And how do the peacekeepers feel about their work?

6. Why has peacekeeping remained a noble service?

7. Have peacekeepers shown positive impact?


5. Study the examples from the text.

6. Vocabulary

1. swamp- a low-lying area where water collects

2. inaccessible road-  a route that is difficult or impossible to reach

3. protection of civilian mandate/POC/- UN document directing your action

4. community/ inter communal clash- crisis between tribes

5.area of responsibility /AOR/- a designated place where you must act

6. deter the conflict- prevent hostile action

7. fulfill the mandate- achieve the goal


7. Read the portion of UN mandate and translate it

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/2155 (2014)

UNMISS Mandate Resolution 2155 (2014) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7182nd meeting,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

Authorizes UNMISS to use all necessary force to perform the following tasks:

(a) Protection of civilians:                                         

(i) To protect civilians under threat of physical violence, within its capacity and areas of deployment, with specific protection for women and children, including through the continued use of the Mission’s Child Protection and Women Protection Advisers;

(ii) To deter violence against civilians, active patrolling with particular attention to displaced civilians, refugee camps, identifying the threats and attacks against the civilian population,

(iii) To monitor, verify and report on violations and abuses against children and women, including all forms of sexual and gender-based violence ;


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