Atupele Mbewe hails from southern Malawi and is currently deployed to UNMISS as a staff officer at the mission’s headquarters in Juba, South Sudan.
“2020 was a bad year for everybody living here since we were caught in a vicious cycle of intercommunal clashes, revenge attacks and cattle raids,” said Gadet Madut, county commissioner in Mayom, Unity state, South
Patrolling peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have confirmed recent reports of conflict, displacements, loss of lives and human suffering in the Lowoyi payam (administrative division) of Eastern Equatoria State.
“We are here because we want to see the situation on the ground for ourselves and understand what we can do to alleviate the suffering of innumerable families who have been affected by floods,” said Alain Noudehou, Deputy Special Representative-Humanitarian,
"I think we all agree the pace of implementation of the peace agreement has been far too slow and we still have many issues unresolved,” said the UN’s top envoy in South Sudan, David Shearer, at a press briefing in Juba.