UN peacekeepers have been deployed in a number of recently conflict-ridden areas in Jonglei, including Pibor, Gumuruk, Manyabol and Likwanguelei, to protect civilians from clashes between armed groups from different communities.
Often when I brief the Security Council on South Sudan, the news is not encouraging.
However, today is different. There have been positive developments that have moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace.
Following recent intercommunal clashes in greater Tonj near Kuajok, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan is continuously patrolling the area and engaging in other activities to restore peaceful coexistence between feuding residents.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has inaugurated a new solar panel farm at one of its compounds in the capital Juba. The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators.
It is a sweltering hot afternoon in the UN mission’s protection site in Malakal, South Sudan. Punishing weather notwithstanding, hundreds of people have gathered around the football pitch at the youth center.
With catchy chants like “Viva sport, viva sport - we need peace, we need peace to cultivate our land” thousands of young men and women from Yambio town and the nearby villages of Yabwa, Sawra and Li-Rangu showed up to participate in activities organised by the UN peacekeeping mission aimed at pro
A wildfire has ravaged Nzara County in Western Equatoria, killing one person and leaving hundreds homeless. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has visited the area and can confirm that much humanitarian assistance is urgently needed.
Fifty-five community animal health workers have successfully completed a four-week training on livestock disease management. Indian peacekeepers based in Malakal provided the capacity building to the health workers with mostly four-legged clients.
Last week, Jacob Mayom Malueth and 32 other young men and women graduated after six months of coursework at the vocational training centre in Bor, run by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They were the tenth batch to do so since December 2015.