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On 29 September 2020, David Shearer, the UN’s top envoy in South Sudan, said that tangible progress in the peace process across the country is a crucial issue, while speaking at a press conference. Other key issues touched upon by the Mr. Shearer included unhindered access for UNMISS peacekeepers, economic stability for the South Sudanese as well as the ongoing re-designation of UN Protection Sites into more conventional camps for displaced people.

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With delays in the peace process leading to frustration and disillusionment among many South Sudanese, youth leaders in Western Equatoria teamed up with UNMISS' Civil Affairs Division to identify root causes of spiraling violence in many parts of South Sudan as well as possible solutions.

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Esther Siama works as a hairdresser in a salon in Yambio market, Western Equatoria. She hopes for a peaceful, prosperous future for all South Sudanese.