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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Partner Organization Provide Infrastructure for Clean Water at Malakal Prison

Supervised by engineering troops serving with the peacekeeping mission, a group of inmates assisted in the digging and connecting of the pipelines through which the water flows from a treatment plant to the water tank

Water is life, but if it’s not clean it can also spell death, or at least all sorts of diseases. Some 80 inmates at the prison in Malakal, who used to both bathe in and drink untreated water from the river next to the penitentiary, know all about that, but…

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Asked to Assist Reconciliation Efforts between Feuding Communities in Nimule Area

The UNMISS team undertook the patrol to Nimule and surroundings to assess the security situation and to seek the opinions of affected communities

Following a long period of unrest and violence between cattle keepers and farmers in and around Nimule in Magwi County, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently paid another visit to the area. Internally displaced persons took the opportunity to request the world body’s assistance in bringing reconciliation…

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Chinese Peacekeepers in Wau Hand Over Sports Equipment, Help Breaking Stereotypes about Girls

The Chinese engineering troops based in Wau and serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have recently contributed to this noble cause by handing over a variety of sports equipment

Sports are important, not least as a way of bringing both athletes and spectators from different towns or countries, and from all walks of life, together. The Chinese engineering troops based in Wau and serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have recently contributed to this noble cause…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Follow-Up Patrol to Twic County Assesses Security Situation, Finds Safe but Precarious Conditions

Conflicts between communities in Twic and the Abyei Administrative Area were sparked in February by a land survey to determine land ownership of the Aneet market

A United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) joint patrol team recently revisited communities in Twic County following spats of insecurity in the area earlier this year. “Since June, the security situation has remained stable, but internally displaced persons, particularly women, children, and the elderly, continue to face grave humanitarian…

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UNMISS Statement on Attack on Mayom County in Unity State, South Sudan

UNMISS continues to closely monitor the situation in Mayom County and is supporting the peace process

The UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, condemns the attack on Friday, 22 July, on Mayom County, Unity State, resulting in the death of several people including the Mayom County Commissioner. The rebel South Sudan People’s Movement/Army led by General Stephen Buay Rolnyang claimed responsibility for the attack, following earlier…

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UNMISS and state government conduct fact-finding mission to troubled Kapoeta North

UNMISS and the government of Eastern Equatoria State have visited the area to engage with the affected communities, reduce tensions and find out why the violence has occurred

Recent cattle raids in Kapoeta North County have led to hundreds of deaths and even more people being injured. In response, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the government of Eastern Equatoria State have visited the area to engage with the affected communities, reduce tensions and find…

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UNPOL trains 35 traffic police officers in Aweil on road safety

UN police officers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are trying to change the currently dangerous scene

Road travel in South Sudan can be adventurous, and not always in the positive, exciting sense of the word. Monitoring the flow of movement are police officers who are not always familiar with traffic rules, or how to keep more vulnerable road users, like pedestrians and (motor)cyclists, safe. UN police…

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Captain Shichan Moktan from Nepal: “Inspiring other women to pursue their dreams makes my work worthwhile”

On this particular day, she and her 699 fellow peacekeepers and compatriots serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have surely brought pride to her mountainous native country

Captain Shichan Moktan from Nepal, now awarded a UN medal, is serving with UNMISS in Rumbek in Lakes State and leads a female engagement team.  ‘’I want my son to be proud of me. Whenever I face a difficult situation, I think of him, and that it is important that…

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The Impact of Temporary Operating Bases: Saving Lives by Being There

The unrest prompted the UN peacekeeping mission to establish a base in the area, to protect civilians, restore their confidence and build hope

Sometimes, being present, and visible, can be the difference between life and death. Just ask residents of Duk Padiet. They have witnessed, and enjoyed, tranquility and freedom of movement without fear since the end of May, when a temporary operating base, manned and womaned by Ethiopian peacekeepers, was established in…

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UNMISS statement welcoming justice delivered through a General Court Martial in Yei

UNMISS provided funding for survivors and witnesses to receive counselling before and after the trial

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomes recent steps taken by the Government of South Sudan to pursue accountability and justice for survivors of sexual violence in Yei, Central Equatoria State. A General Court Martial that took place from 1 to 27 June 2022 resulted in convictions of 21 individuals for…