Crime and violence at the United Nations protection site in Bentiu has dropped significantly as the result of a joint effort between UN security staff and a community watch group set up by those who have sought sanctuary at the site.
The referee blew the final whistle as the sun set behind the cloud filled sky.
Playing on a dusty red football pitch surrounded by lush greenery in Wau in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region, a friendly match between Masharuch and Darfur ended in a one-one draw.
The United Nation’s peacekeeping chief has urged South Sudanese political leaders to bring the country back from the “impending abyss” by making the compromises needed to achieve sustainable peace.
While sports is often about competition, the diverse communities of Maridi have come together in an expression of unity to enjoy a special Sports for Peace event organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).