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Indian peacekeepers serving with UNMISS in Malakal recently held an outreach activity for 55 young students from Bandar Primary School. The focus was encouraging young girls to contemplate careers in fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, plus ensuring they stay motivated to complete their education. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS

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Sister Bianka Bii Musungu has dedicated 61 years of her life to providing shelter to orphans in the Greater Tambura region, which has recently been devastated by an upsurge of conflict. South Sudanese staff working with UNMISS, therefore, handed over much-needed clothes, food and other sundry items to support the 75 orphans currently housed in the Bhakita Orphanage. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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In a landmark conference supported by UNMISS, 11 feuding communities in conflict-torn Tonj North, Warrap have signed agreements to stop senseless conflict, and instead resolve disputes amicably within established justice frameworks. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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UNMISS peacekeepers from South Korea recently repaired a 183-kilometer stretch of road connecting the Greater Pibor Administrative Area to Jonglei. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Blue Helmets from India have rehabilitated a five-kilometer stretch connecting Malakal town in Upper Nile state to the airport, thereby ensuring that trade continues, humanitarian assistance remains unhampered and communities have access to healthcare and police services. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS

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A two-day workshop for 25 South Sudanese women police officers in Jonglei facilitated by UNPOL officers from UNMISS dealt with rule of law and human rights issues, especially sexual exploitation. It aimed at empowering local law enforcement to deal with such cases swiftly and effectively. Photo by Gideon Sackitey/UNMISS.

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Two formerly feuding communities in Lakes state - Amonhom of Kuei and Panyon of Rup - have reconciled following a decade-long conflict and now live peacefully with one another, setting a noteworthy example for others across the state, and indeed, the entire country to emulate.

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Many South Sudanese who fled for their lives to Sudan when civil war broke out in 2016 have now returned to western Bahr El Ghazal. However, they need humanitarian support to rebuild their lives. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS.