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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought falls on 17 June. According to the South Sudan Infrastructure Action Plan (2012), less than 5% of the country's cultivated area is irrigated, making it difficult to ensure food security. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “Sustainable land use is a prerequisite for lifting billions from poverty, enabling food and nutrition security, and safeguarding water supplies. It is a cornerstone of sustainable development.” Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret
25 July 2012 - Following the recent drowning deaths of two school children, UNMISS Chinese engineers began digging drains and laying culverts today in New Site area of Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State.
24 July 2012 - Fifty-three assault rifles, two pistols, four grenades and various traditional weapons were collected today by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and police during a surprise civilian disarmament exercise in a neighbourhood of Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State.
19 July 2012 - Seeking to assist orphans and vulnerable children in the Unity State capital Bentiu, the state government launched a survey today to assess their plight.
17 July 2012 - The UNMISS Rwandan battalion was deploying to several areas in Western Equatoria State previously affected by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the mission’s top official said today in Yambio.
UNMISS Workshop on Child Protection
for Parliamentarians - 13 June 2013
"New contract to ensure job security"
10 june 2013
UNMISS and Jonglei page
Sheltering civilians in Jonglei photos (pdf)
Sheltering civilians from conflict in Jonglei
Transforming South Sudan’s prisons
Fitting back into the community
Video about prison agriculture
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