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Malakal comes together for the elimination of conflict-related sexual violence (by Janet Adongo)

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is celebrated worldwide to amplify the voices of communities

As the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, an audience at the Malakal Stadium were sitting in quiet reflection as they listened to the words spoken by 22-year-old Julia John. “The last five years of our lives have been hell. We’ve missed school. We’ve…

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New commitment to end cattle raids in Greater Unity reached at UNMISS-supported conference

Cattle raids have recently claimed 45 lives in this area and displaced many civilians from their homes

A group of women waits to welcome a high-powered delegation of politicians from South Sudan’s north. Gogrial area’s Governor Victor Atem Atem and his Twic counterpart, Governor Atem Madut Yak are jetting in onboard United Nations flights. “Now they’ve come to discuss with our leaders what happened to our families…

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    • Zimbabwean woman tackling gender-based violence as she changes lives of the displaced in South Sudan
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Zimbabwean woman tackling gender-based violence as she changes lives of the displaced in South Sudan

The five feet three-inches-tall peacekeeper now proudly wears her first-ever United Nations medal

Zimbabwe’s Emma Madziva stands at attention as a medal is pinned on her left breast pocket, just next to her name tag. The five-feet-three-inches-tall peacekeeper now proudly wears her first-ever United Nations medal, honouring her peacekeeping work in South Sudan’s Unity area. “It shows how hard we have worked in…

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South Sudan appeals for more funding in new robust plan to keep Ebola at bay

the new 12 million dollar six-month plan would seek to take urgent steps to make sure the country can respond if Ebola crosses into its borders

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health on Thursday launched an appeal for 12 million US dollars to help in its Ebola preparedness plan, following news of confirmed Ebola cases in neighbouring Uganda. “Ebola does not know borders,” said Minister of Health, Riek Gai Kok speaking to journalists in the presence of…

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UNMISS to the rescue: Torit hospital receives much-needed water supply

The continued water scarcity has meant that UNMISS has gone beyond the one-time support and supplied the hospital with 30,000 litres of water within two weeks

Patients at Torit’s main hospital have one thing less to worry about, thanks to the timely intervention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which has got water flowing again at the health facility. Since its water pump broke down two months ago, the hospital has been hit…

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UNMISS repairs 2500kms of roads to encourage economic growth and peace in South Sudan

Engineers from Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and South Korea have spent six months working intensively levelling and grading roads

Engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have repaired more than 2500 kilometers of roads to support economic growth and rapprochement so the conflict-affected country can build a peaceful and more prosperous future. “When South Sudan gained its independence, it inherited infrastructure that was in a dire…

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    • Some respite in Kong village as Mongolian peacekeepers provide much-needed medical services (by Luk Riek Nyak)
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Some respite in Kong village as Mongolian peacekeepers provide much-needed medical services (by Luk Riek Nyak)

A free mobile health clinic being operated by UN Peacekeepers has given the residents access to the much-needed medical services

26-year-old Mary Abuk has travelled for three hours, barefoot, to reach a medical camp run by Mongolian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the country’s north. This is her last hope. “My son has been sick for a long time,” says the mother of…

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Teachers in Aweil commit to teach peace in their schools (by Deng Mou)

The session aimed to enlighten teachers on the importance of teaching the young generation on the peaceful coexistence

Teachers in South Sudan’s Aweil area have been identified as key players in building national identity and social cohesion in schools and the larger society. This revelation was made at a one-day workshop, organized by the Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), to enlighten…

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Senior Rwandan military in Aweil: Peacekeepers are the eyes and ears of the United Nations (by Emmanuel Kele)

Honouring the memory of individual peacekeepers who have fallen in the line of duty is main objective on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers

He has experienced war in his native Rwanda, and now he is serving as a UN peacekeeper in the war-torn country of South Sudan. Lieutenant Colonel Venant Bizimungu’s 32-year-long military career has seen him deployed thrice in peacekeeping missions, with the first two of his tours of duty having taken…

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UNMISS welcomes ratification of international human rights covenants in South Sudan

The Mission’s human rights and rule of law teams have provided technical support and expertise throughout the process

The ratification by South Sudan’s legislative assembly of two international covenants requiring states to protect and respect the human rights of their people has been welcomed by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. This week, 165 members of the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) voted unanimously to…