United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Learning by doing: adequate social distancing at a Malakal awareness-raising session on COVID-19 prevention
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Health Experts inform Internally Displaced People at United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection Site in Malakal how to prevent COVID-19 (By Nyang Touch)

The awareness-raising workshop, which will be replicated in the town of Renk, near the border with Sudan, was conducted by the Malakal Health Cluster

Health professionals have raised awareness among the leadership of the almost 28,000 internally displaced people staying at the UN protection site in Malakal on how to prevent an outbreak of the pandemic Coronavirus among themselves. “Don’t spread myths and don’t follow harmful traditions. Please share the reliable, scientific facts that…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UNMISS announces travel freeze to support COVID-19 prevention and preparedness

The decision will apply to all personnel except those who are critical to continuing UNMISS operations

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has put a seven-day freeze on staff travelling into South Sudan as part of the peacekeeping mission’s support for national-led COVID-19 prevention efforts. The decision will apply to all personnel except those who are critical to continuing UNMISS operations. Cargo flights will continue.…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UN takes steps to support coronavirus prevention and preparedness in South Sudan

The Government recently announced restrictions on travelers entering South Sudan from a list of countries affected by local transmission of COVID-19

The United Nations in South Sudan has announced new measures in support of Government-led efforts to prevent and prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19). These are aimed at protecting the people of South Sudan and UN staff.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan and UN operations…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Ploughing for Peace and Food Security: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) embarks on resettling returnees in Rumbek North area (By Tonny Muwangala)

Tired of depending on external assistance and with oxen aplenty available, local residents figured that ploughs could make a real difference

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, has begun a campaign to resettle returnees who were displaced during last year’s intercommunal clashes living in the Rumbek North area. “We realized that household food security is one of the key factors for return and reintegration to be sustainable. To contribute…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Women's football is becoming quite a thing in Aweil and surrounding areas
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Young Aweil Women defy Cultural Norms by taking to Football for Empowerment and Social Cohesion (By Achirin Achirin/Filip Andersson)

Defying cultural norms that dictate that women should preferably stay indoors and definitely away from playing football, the sport is rapidly gaining momentum

“If you made a mistake like I did by getting married at an early age, please don’t give up. Please, go back to school or come back to your football team and you will succeed one day,” says 21-year-old Arek Noon, a mother of one, while using the halftime interval…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Women in Lakes are keen on educational opportunities to make the most of their upcoming 35 per cent political representation
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Women in Lakes demand 35 Per Cent Political Representation, Education key to reach Lawful Quota (By Peter Ring Ariik Kuol)

Low literacy rates and prevailing traditional cultural roles for women remain powerfully ingrained obstacles to their meaningful participation in politics and decision-making processes

Women in Lakes State have called on parties to the revitalized peace agreement to fully respect and uphold the 35 percent of political representation for women, as stipulated in the said agreement, signed in September 2018. “This is the chance we have as women to work hard to utilize the…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Women in Jonglei are vying for more political representation in the next state government and in leadership roles in general
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Jonglei Women demand 35 Per Cent Political Representation in New State Government (By Mach Samuel Adut/Filip Andersson)

The female quota is one of the provisions in the revitalised peace agreement signed in September 2018

Women in Jonglei are determined to get 35 per cent political representation when a new state government is established, following the dissolution of the local governing bodies of the now defunct 32 states, recently replaced by ten states. The female quota is one of the provisions in the revitalised peace…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Female officers in Torit feel empowered and ready for leadership roles after lots of training workshops
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Uniformed Women in Torit: “We are empowered to professionally deliver leadership roles” (By Moses Yakudu)

Most of the female participants are single mothers who have dropped out of school, with many of them having married before the age of 18

Female officers of the organized forces in Torit are benefitting from the rapid empowerment through weekly capacity building workshops enhancing their professional standards. Last week’s main topic was “criminal investigation and prosecution”. “Our colleague Betty just facilitated a session on domestic violence, proving our ability to serve as female police…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • UNMISS Force Commander Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar listens to the concerns of residents of the recently conflict-stricken Tonj area
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Presence of UN Peacekeepers brings relief and relative security to residents of greater Tonj (By Stanley Mcgill/Filip Andersson)

Last month, in a first step to mitigate the situation, the peacekeeping mission established a temporary operating base in Tonj

Following recent intercommunal clashes in greater Tonj near Kuajok, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is continuously patrolling the area and engaging in other activities to restore peaceful coexistence between feuding residents. “Since they began patrolling our communities after the recent cattle raids, we have regained some sense of…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • In between discussions on conflict mitigation, here in Bangasu district in Western Equatoria, one can do with stretching one's legs a bit
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Women’s representatives in Bangasu district embrace conflict mitigation skills (By Phillip Mbugo)

The training, organized jointly by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and the non-governmental organization Non-Violence Peace Force, was held for women drawn from the most conflict-ridden areas of Bangasu district

Some eighty women’s representatives in the Bangasu district of Western Equatoria have boosted their conflict mitigation skills and their knowledge of human rights following a two-day workshop. “We learnt a lot about conflicts, how to manage them and what consequences they can have for the communities affected,” said Mama Tubi…