The bright Juba sunrise rays blast through the sprawling rickety structures that form the UN protection site, adjacent to the Organization’s base in the South Sudanese capital.
“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 other weeping women in a dark, humid tukul (hut) in the heart of Yei town.
Sand has been piled up. Gravel is on the ready. A water tank is full. Some building blocks have been stacked up to one side, while others are being laid orderly, one on top of the other and smoothened with plaster.
Returnees in Torit area’s Pajok have appealed to South Sudanese authorities to bring services nearer and protect them from any imminent risk, so they can enjoy the dividends of the revitalized peace agreement, signed in Addis Ababa last year.
Women in South Sudan’s Amadi area have jointly called on the Government of South Sudan to fully implement the provision that guarantees 35% representation for women in the power-sharing arrangement, in accordance with the terms of the revitalized peace agreement, signed in Addis Ababa in Septembe
Excited little voices chant welcome messages as the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) arrives at Mayen Gumel Primary School, located in the town of Kuajok, in north-western South Sudan.