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    • UNMISS and development partners recently rehabilitated and handed over a 16-room facility intended to serve as a fully equipped isolation centre for possible coronavirus cases to local authorities in Yambio, Western Equatoria
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Coronavirus - South Sudan: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) hands over COVID-19 Critical Care Center in Yambio

A joint public health initiative with the State COVID-19 Task Force, the refurbished facility is designed to be a fully equipped isolation facility for residents and displaced persons

As part of its ongoing support to the national-led COVID-19 response, UNMISS and development partners recently rehabilitated and handed over 16 rooms to local authorities in Yambio, Western Equatoria. A joint public health initiative with the State COVID-19 Task Force, the refurbished facility is designed to be a fully equipped…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS hands over antibacterial soaps and hand washing buckets to support Eastern Equatorian communities

The chairperson of the state’s COVID-19 task force committee, Elijio Omoro Tahir, was over the moon upon receipt of the hygiene-promoting equipment

If you find yourself with less than squeaky clean hands in Eastern Equatoria, there may be no better time than now to receive antibacterial soap and possibly also a bucket ideal for hand washing. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has recently handed over some 1,500 soaps and 70…

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    • UNMISS handing over a vehicle to the COVID-19 task force in Kodok, Upper Nile State
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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS donates ambulance to COVID-19 task force in Kodok, Upper Nile State

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is by all means supporting state-led efforts to combat the COVID-19 by every means possible

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has handed over a vehicle to the COVID-19 task force committee in Kodok in Upper Nile State. It will be used as an ambulance and will facilitate the movement of local health workers. “This car will help us and our citizens in in…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS peacekeepers, civilian and military, team up to renovate and hand over COVID-19 isolation centre in Bentiu

A total of eight structures were upgraded by UN peacekeeping team, including two accommodation units, three wards, one triage unit, a kitchen and a laundry

As part of its ongoing support to the national-led COVID-19 response in South Sudan, various arms of UNMISS, including military peacekeepers from Ghana as well as civilian staff from Relief, Reintegration and Protection (RRP) and Engineering sections in the mission’s Bentiu Field Office joined hands to initiate and implement extensive…

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    • Informative COVID-19 material and face masks were distributed at an event in Yambio, which also aimed to promote a sense of national identity and social cohesion
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South Sudan: COVID-19 prevention and promotion of national identity as citizens of Yambio gather to revel in face masks

During the launch at the Freedom Square in Yambio, potentially life-saving information on how to prevent oneself and others from the Coronavirus was handed out

Hundreds of face mask-wearing Yambio citizens have been spotted reading vital COVID-19 prevention messages in their own local languages, courtesy of the UN Mission in South Sudan. They enjoyed such illuminating sneak peeks at their flash cards while also relishing the launch of a campaign, Ana Junubi (“I’m South Sudanese"),…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS, Partners discuss Small-Scale Projects designed to improve Healthcare Facilities in Eastern Equatoria

Some of the top priorities emerging from discussions included the construction of a new isolation center for COVID-19 patients in Nimule

The Relief Reintegration and Protection (RRP) unit at the UNMISS Torit Field Office has completed a series of meetings with health partners, civil society representatives, community leaders, women and local authorities in Nimule, Eastern Equatoria, to identify quick impact projects (QIPs) that will have tangible benefits for local populations. Some of the top…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Local communities in Tambura benefit from a week of COVID-19 sensitization by UNMISS, I Can South Sudan

UNMISS hopes to extend the programme to other major towns in Western Equatoria in upcoming weeks

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has continued to do everything within its capacity to assist the national-led COVID-19 response. The UNMISS Communications & Public Information office in Western Equatoria, in partnership with local arm of community-based…

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    • Participants at a forum discussing the implementation of the peace agreement, including the provision of 35 per cent political representation for women.
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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Women in Northern Bahr-El-Ghazal Region call for stipulated 35 per cent Political Representation

The leadership forum sought to provide assurances of the viability of the new state structure and inspire public confidence in the peace process

Women in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal State call for the implementation of 35 per cent political representation, as stipulated in the revitalized peace agreement signed in September 2018, in the next state government. “The agreed quota of women should appear at all levels of the next government,” says a female representative, Rejina…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Civil society, political stakeholders, community leaders in Western Bahr el Ghazal attend UNMISS-organized peace forum, find ways to work together despite COVID-19

Working towards durable peace across South Sudan remains a key aspect of the UNMISS mandate

Keeping up momentum regarding the ongoing peace process in South Sudan despite nation-wide COVID-19 restrictions was at the heart of a recent day-long event organized by UNMISS Civil Affairs in Western Bahr el Ghazal. The forum aimed at widening engagement with and understanding of the Revitalized Peace Agreement by political…

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    • UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh conduct COVID-19 sensitization among female inmates of Wau Central Prison
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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Female prisoners in Wau receive medicines, hygiene kits thanks to UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh

UNMISS peacekeepers from Bangladesh recently handed over assorted medications, facemasks, soaps, sanitary napkins and clothes to the female wing of the prison

In Western Bahr El Ghazal, UNMISS peacekeepers have taken the motto of leaving no one behind to heart as they continuously support the national-led COVID-19 response. Ever since the pandemic began, cramped conditions in prisons have been a worldwide concern, in light of the fact that physical distancing is one…