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Following escalating cross-border and intercommunal clashes between Twic, South Sudan and the Abyei Special Administrative Region, UNMISS has increased its protective presence through patrols and community engagement. The main aim: To reduce tensions and begin peace dialogues among feuding parties. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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Ensuring law and order is upheld requires a collective commitment from all citizens. UNMISS, in Jonglei, held a capacity-building workshop for members of the Community Watch Group, a coalition of residents at the Bor camp for internally displaced persons who contribute to ensuring the safety and security of people living here; host populations and local police. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Full and equal participation of women in peace and security issues as well as deciding the future of South Sudan is a worthy cause to lobby for, as 55 women leaders participating in an UNMISS training point out. Photo by Felix Francis Katie/UNMISS

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The power of sport to unite people was in full display at a friendly football match between a local girls' team and a lineup of elderly men, as 4,000 onlookers cheered on and enjoyed a joyous afternoon in conflict-ridden Tambura, Western Equatoria. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS

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In Magwi, Eastern Equatoria, some 14,000 farming communities have been displaced following a mass influx of cattle herders and subsequent violence caused when grazing animals destroyed croplands. UNMISS is engaging with authorities and communities to reduce tensions, plus keep people safe. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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Some 80 leaders from faith-based communities across Juba came together at an UNMISS forum to discuss ways in which they can promote peaceful coexistence and shared national identity. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNMISS Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator for South Sudan had a busy but productive day on her maiden visit to Torit, Eastern Equatoria, where she met with key humanitarian, development and peace partners to discuss integrated approaches in boosting community resilience.

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A cup of coffee and a safe place to share their stories: 250 women recently displaced by an upsurge of violence in Tambura, South Sudan, reveal how their harrowing experiences of conflict and loss have motivated them to become ambassadors for peace. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS