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Some 371 South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) immigration officers – 41 women and 330 men -- graduated on 21 May in a ceremony at Juba Stadium. They were the first batch of SSNPS immigration officers and second group of police to graduate from Dr. Garang College. Photo: UNMISS/Felix Leju
16 April 2013 -- Seeking shelter from the sweltering sun, tens of ex-combatants sat under mango trees across the Greater Bahr El-Ghazal region on a recent afternoon. The trees were heavily laden with fruit that would soon ripen, an apt symbol of the process that the ex-combatants are about to undergo as members of the initial group of South Sudanese to participate in their country’s first disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programme.
15 April 2013 – The UNMISS HIV/AIDS unit kicked off a three-week-long training for counselors today in Bentiu in collaboration with the Unity State government’s Ministry of Health and the South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission.
13 April 2013 - A delegation of senior UN officials led by Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support Anthony Banbury visited the Jonglei State capital of Bor today in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s ambush on an UNMISS convoy that killed a dozen peacekeepers and civilians.
12 April 2013 -- The attack on an UNMISS convoy in Jonglei State that killed 12 peacekeepers and civilians earlier this week was a sobering reminder of the hidden hurdles and dangers facing UNMISS staff, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) Hilde F. Johnson said in Juba today.
UNMISS is deeply concerned by the deteriorating
situation in Pibor Town - 14 May 2013
"Humanitarian action essential in Jonglei"
Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator - 6 May 2013
Full coverage of the 9 April attack on the convoy traveling between Bor and Gumuruk in Jonglei State.
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