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The year is 2006, the place is Liberia, West Africa. A United Nations peacekeeping mission with a mandate that includes capacity building is carrying out the recruitment of corrections officers.
UNMISS Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites Update No. 248
Statement of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General David Shearer Briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan
Maintaining momentum key to progressing peace process in South Sudan
“We have a cause to fight. We don’t just enjoy being in the military, we have decided to take up arms to defend our children,” says Captain Rebecca Nya Piuudup in opposition-controlled Mogok in Greater Jonglei.
“We are tired. We are losing our husbands, we are losing our children. How long are we going to talk about peace?” cries Alice Senna Philip, as she sits alongside weeping women in a dark, humid tukul in the heart of Government-held Yei town. A short helicopter flight away, it is the same story for Mama Joyce Kela, who lives amongst hundreds of soldiers deep in the bush in Opposition-held territory. “We have heard of peace but there are still atrocities taking place. Why is it that when war breaks out, the victims are the women. We are not happy. Do the fighters fight because of women or because they are just soldiers who like killing?” This is the tale of two women reaching across the political divide in a shared search for peace in war-torn South Sudan. Hear their story and what regional peace brokers are doing to help them.
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Displaced families receive a joyous welcome home after leaving UN protection site
As the sun begins to rise over the sea of white tents dotted throughout the United Nations protection camp, a group of families are already up and about, bustling around as they pack their belongings and prepare for the trip of a lifetime...
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