All for the Peace in South Sudan

横戈实为橄榄枝

Source
China Mlitary Online
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2016-09-27

当地时间9月26日,中国第14批赴南苏丹(瓦乌)维和工兵分队战士谷金凯在哨位上执勤。
Soldier Gu Jinkai, a peacekeeper assigned to the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment to Wau of South Sudan, stands guard in his sentry post on September 26, local time.
 
夕阳西下的时候,谷金凯走上了2号哨位。作为中国第14批赴南苏丹(瓦乌)维和工兵分队的一名老兵,谷金凯将在这里完成自己最后一次执勤任务。明天,他将随第14批赴南苏丹(瓦乌)维和部队第3梯队向朱巴机动,换防回国。
 
WAU, Sept. 27 (ChinaMil) -- Gu Jinkai walked to his No.2 sentry post as the sun set on Sept. 26. As a veteran of the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment to Wau of South Sudan, it was the last task for Gu Jinkai in Wau, because he would return to China tomorrow.
 
余晖如练,晚霞满天,将南苏丹的天空装点得绚烂无比。从2号哨位观察孔向外面望去,却是一片破败萧瑟的景象,一大片白色帐篷拥挤在一块面积不大的平地上,帐篷间的小道上人头攒动——这里是瓦乌最大的一个难民安置点。因为南苏丹持续战乱,有两万多名难民逃到这里避难。
 
The afterglow in South Sudan was beautiful. However, looking from the observation hole of the sentry post was a bleak picture of sorrow: there were many white tents crowded in a small area and the road in between was crowded with people. This was the scene of the largest refugee resettlement point in Wau, which had attracted more than 20,000 refugees.
 
虽是傍晚,哨位上依旧闷热不堪。一只非洲大蜥蜴从瞭望口的迷彩纱窗上快速爬过。谷金凯全副武装站在哨位上,指导前来接防的第15批维和战友观察情况,了解应急处置办法。
 
The evening in South Sudan was hot and unbearable. Gu Jinkai, armed to the teeth on the post, were teaching the newcomers assigned to the 15h Chinese peacekeeping engineering detachment how to observe the situation and deal with relevant emergencies.
 
这已是谷金凯第五次执行维和任务。当兵10年,先后5次赴瓦乌参加维和,谷金凯笑言自己的军旅生涯“一半献给了维和事业”。
 
This is already the 5th time for Gu Jinkai to perform peacekeeping missions in Wau of South Sudan since he joined the People's Liberation Army(PLA) 10 years ago. Gu thinks that half of his military life is dedicated to peacekeeping missions.
 
作为一名维和工兵,谷金凯和他的战友们每天工作都很繁重,白天紧张施工,夜晚还要提高警惕应对各类突发事件。 
 
As a peacekeeping engineer, Gu and his teammates had a very busy life in Wau. They had lots of construction works to do during the day, and also had to stay vigilant to address all kinds of emergencies at night.
 
“记忆最深的是今年6月下旬,政府军与反政府武装在瓦乌市西南方向激烈交火,每天的枪声似鞭炮,晚上睡不着、也不敢睡着。”谷金凯回忆道。
 
"There was a tremendous firefight in late June of this year between government forces and anti-government forces in the southwest direction of Wau. The gunfire, like firecrackers, could be heard every day. I could not and dared not sleep at night," Gu recalled.
 
谷金凯告诉记者,“这次武装冲突引发了大量难民聚集事件,我们奉命建设难民安置点,在局势动荡、威胁较大的情况下,如期高质量地完成了任务,受到了联南苏团官员的高度评价。”
 
Gu said that the armed conflicts caused a large number of refugee agglomeration and the Chinese peacekeepers were ordered to build refugee settlement points. As a matter of course, Chinese peacekeepers successfully completed tasks on time with high quality under a volatile and threatening situation, wining highly appreciation from officials of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) .
 
就要离开瓦乌了,谷金凯望着营区的一切有些恋恋不舍,先后五次来这里执行维和任务,他心里早已把南苏丹当作自己的第二故乡。 
 
Reluctant to leave, Gu looked around the peacekeeping camp with feeling. Five times of peacekeeping tasks to South Sudan has made Wau a second home for him.
 
联合国在南苏丹开展维和行动以来,南苏丹人民的生活正在一步步得到改善。 
 
The life of the people in South Sudan has been improving step by step since UN began its peacekeeping operations in South Sudan.
 
谷金凯指着哨位观察孔外面的村庄告诉记者:“我第一次来瓦乌维和时,这里全是传统的圆锥形茅草屋,路也是坎坷不平的土路,很少看到机动车,连自行车都很少见。
 
"When I first came to Wau, there were traditional conical cottages, the dirt road was rough and bumpy, and there were very few motor vehicles and bikes," Gu recalled.
 
这一次来维和发现有了明显变化,村里有一些土砖房了,道路变得平整了,营区周围随处可见摩托车,说明联合国维和行动对南苏丹和平进程起到了很大的促进作用。
 
"But this time when I came to Wau, I noticed a significant change: the village has some brick houses, the road has become flat, and motorcycles are everywhere. This means that UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan have contributed to peace process in this country," he continued.
 
第14批赴南苏丹(瓦乌)维和工兵分队队长李庆峰告诉记者,中国在瓦乌的维和官兵主要担负补给线道路整修、驻地工程支援、医疗救助等“惠民工程”项目,对改善当地民生有很大帮助,受到了当地民众的欢迎。 
 
Lt. Col. Li Qingfeng, chief of the engineering detachment of the 14th Chinese peacekeeping troops to South Sudan, said that Chinese peacekeepers in Wau are mainly responsible for road repair along the supply line, project support, medical assistance and other people-benefited projects. These projects have improved the local people's livelihood and are welcomed by local people.
 
此言不虚。记者这几天在瓦乌采访,经常能看到当地民众向我们竖起大拇指,用汉语说着“中国”“你好”“谢谢”,感到很是自豪。 
 
The statement is true. Our reporters have spent a few days in Wau and local people would often give their thumbs up, saying "China", "Hello" and "Thank you" in Chinese. This has made us very proud.

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