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Today, Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Peacekeeping mission, UNMISS, briefed the press on the current political situation in the country, including the urgent need by all stakeholders to galvanize political will and achieve peace benchmarks, notably the holding of free, fair, credible and transparent elections, without further delays. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS

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UNMISS peacekeepers often go beyond the UN Peacekeeping mission's mandate to support local communities. Yesterday, medical peacekeepers from Mongolia held free malaria testing for patients at the Bentiu Hospital, giving hope and medications for numerous people who were diagnosed as having this common but dangerous disease, given the ongoing rainy season in South Sudan. Photo by Peter Bateman/UNMISS

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An UNMISS workshop aimed at promoting social cohesion between internally displaced persons and host communities in Western Equatoria. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS.