OT: UN helicopters in South Sudan

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John Ashworth
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OT: UN helicopters in South Sudan

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I've spent more time than I would like riding in UN helicopters over the last few months as I have been involved in the peace process to resolve inter-communal conflicts in Jonglei State, South Sudan. The UN peace-keeping force, UNMISS, has provided a lot of our logistics. Most of the photos were taken by me in Waat and Bor in April and May 2012. The picture of me was taken by a colleague in November or December 2011 - can't remember whether it was in Waat, Pieri or Pibor, nor even who took it (Ferdinand? Chris?).

I think most of the helicopters are Mi 8, plus one heavy lift helicopter, but I'm open to correction by experts.
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En route Juba-Waat, via Bor
En route Juba-Waat, via Bor
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In the background, a heavy lift helicopter. Maybe someone can tell me what it is? Bor.
In the background, a heavy lift helicopter. Maybe someone can tell me what it is? Bor.
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Me standing next to a helicopter in Waat, Pieri or Pibor (can't remember which) in November or December 2011.
Me standing next to a helicopter in Waat, Pieri or Pibor (can't remember which) in November or December 2011.
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Not a helicopter but a kite sitting on the roof of the house I slept in in Waat. These scavengers will steal food out of your hand or off your plate if you're not careful.
Not a helicopter but a kite sitting on the roof of the house I slept in in Waat. These scavengers will steal food out of your hand or off your plate if you're not careful.
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Re: OT: UN helicopters in South Sudan

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The helicopters are.

I like the kite shot - I used to feed them my school sandwiches - they would zoom down and snatch them out of my hand!
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