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Improved security is essential to reinvigorating what has been called the bread basket of South Sudan, the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, has said.
A five-day workshop for community watch groups organized by UN Police (UNPOL) finished today.
Some 100 participants drawn from the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) and Community Watch Group members from IDP (internally displaced persons) camps attended the training.
The International Organization for Migration, IOM, is providing emergency health care and shelter assistance to South Sudanese forced to flee their homes due to violence in volatile areas of the country, including Unity and Central Equatoria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) have delivered essential medicines and supplies to the communities affected by the cholera outbreak in the Islands of Jonglei and Greater Lakes.
In an effort to rapidly contain the resurgence of cholera in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has secured oral cholera vaccine to vaccinate the communities in Leer Town and other areas.
A strong partnership with the UN Mission in South Sudan is needed to reinvigorate what’s been described as “green stability” in Gbudwe State in the south west of the country, according to a senior state minster.
UNMISS Spokesperson Daniel Dickinson - We are welcoming Radio Miraya listeners live to this press conference and you can also follow us live on twitter. The SRSG will make a few introductory remarks and then we will take some questions.