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Braving snakes and swampy waters, UNMISS peacekeepers from Pakistan responded to an urgent call by state officials in Bentiu to help prevent massive flooding and displacement by constructing four kilometers of dykes. Photo by Captain Muhammad Junaid Ud Din/UNMISS.

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UNMISS, UNDP and a host of local partners recently held a workshop for young people in Kuajok on identifying key drivers of conflict in the region and finding pathways to a peaceful dispute resolution. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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UNPOL officers serving with UNMISS in Warrap recently held a day-long workshop for female policing counterparts from the South Sudan National Police Service to build their capacities in dealing with cases of sexual- and gender-based violence. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS.

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Young people play a critical role in driving positive change in any society. UNMISS and the state Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports in Malakal, therefore, organized a two-day interactive forum on reconciliation and trauma healing for 80 youth. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS.

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UNMISS and humanitarian partners supported an event in Bander School, Malakal, to mark International Day of the Girl Child. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS

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General Birame Diop, the United Nations Military Adviser, recently visited the UNMISS temporary base in Koch to see firsthand the mission's security and operations as well as speak to communities living here. Photo by Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS.

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UNMISS, in partnership with the state Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, organized a two-day workshop on gender equality for 30 participants in Rumbek. Photo by James Manyuol/UNMISS

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UNMISS' first-ever woman Police Commissioner, Unaisi Bolatolu-Vuniwaqa, ends her tenure today but leaves behind a formidable legacy of leadership, empathy and operational effectiveness. In this interview, she shares her powerful story.

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Unaisi Bolatolu-Vuniwaqa, the first woman to be appointed as Police Commissioner of the world's largest peacekeeping mission, UNMISS, was honoured by officers under her command at an emotional and heartfelt parade today, as she completes her tenure in the mission. Photo by Francesca Mold/UNMISS.

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UNMISS recently handed over a 24-bed COVID-19 isolation unit to Nimule Hospital in Eastern Equatoria to ensure that community members who contract the virus can be treated effectively. Photo by Samira Y. Salifu/UNMISS.

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