Nepalese police officers have been recognized for their dedication and service to the people of South Sudan with the awarding of the United Nations Medal during a special ceremony in Juba.
Indian peacekeepers have been recognized for their strong contribution to building peace in conflict-affected South Sudan as well as for going above and beyond their duties to support local communities.
Nyarien Ochiek Yot and her five children fled their village in the far north of South Sudan to the United Nations protection site in Bor when her husband was killed during fierce fighting at the start of the civil war.
Life before 1984 was nothing short of peaceful for communities of Torit East, Torit and Geria counties, located in Eastern Equatoria. Life was easy, inter-marriages were more commonplace, hunting and fishing grounds...
As normal life resumes in the areas ravaged by war in South Sudan’s former Unity State, the leadership in the opposition-controlled areas is promising to respond to intercommunal conflicts and ensure safety for civilians, who are reportedly threatened by criminals.
Thousands of women and children sought sanctuary in United Nations protection sites when civil war broke out in South Sudan. Six years later, many remain in the camps, watching and waiting for the right time to leave as peace descends on the country.