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Peacekeepers from seven different countries are repairing some 3,200 kilometers of roads and main supply routes across the world’s newest country. Improved roadways are expected to boost communication, trade and reconciliation among communities. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS
Building roads is painstaking work.
Dorothy Nyambe from Zambia leads a team of 27 United Nations Police officers at the UNMISS field office in Bor, South Sudan. Photo by Gideon Sackitey/UNMISS.
Adviser Dorothy Nyambe leads busy days at UNMISS. Dorothy is Police Coordinator at the mission’s field office in Bor.
On International Women's Day, civilian and uniformed peacekeepers in Wau came together to sensitize female prisoners in Wau Central Prison on how to prevent and mitigate COVID-19. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS.
Female inmates at Wau Central Prison were at the forefront of International Women’s Day celebrations organized by the UNMISS Field Office here.
Most of the children living at St. Clare orphanage in Juba lost their parents during South Sudan's civil war. UNMISS peacekeepers have been supporting the children as well as schools near the UN base as part of a long-term project to raise money for food, school fees, and other basic needs. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.
Samuel laughs constantly. Loudly. Uproariously. Infectiously. Even at the most inappropriate times.
Community members seeking medical attention at the Panyagor primary healthcare centre will now benefit from solar energy as UNMISS together with implementing partner Impact Action recently installed solar panels at the centre to ensure uninterrupted power supply for patients. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.
"For more than 10 years I have been using a small, battery-operated flashlight to help women deliver their babies,” reveals Mary Jurkuch, a midwife working at the Panyagor primary healthcare centre
Joy Mbraza is a South Sudanese singer, activist and mother who is passionate about promoting equal rights and opportunities for women through her music. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.
Joy Mbaraza from South Sudan was born into a family of musicians and started singing with her church choir at a very young age.
The UN's top envoy in South Sudan, David Shearer, outlined plans for a more agile, proactive and fit-for-purpose UNMISS at his press conference in Juba today. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS
Juba, 3 March 2021: The changing political and security situation in South Sudan combined with the successful re-designation of UN protection sites is enabling the peacekeeping mission to reach more
Bindeshwari Tanwar from India is a staff officer at the Movement Control wing of the mission and is responsible for monitoring the smooth conduct of the mission’s air operations from Juba. Air travel is critical in South Sudan, especially during the rainy season, when roads are completely flooded, and peacekeepers have to reach civilians who need their help. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.
Major Bindeshwari Tanwar is an army officer from India and a mother to a young son.
Martina Sandoval is a police officer from El Salvador serving with UNMISS. This committed UNPOL officer says that being a peacekeeper is one of the most professionally rewarding experiences she has had. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.
Deputy Inspector Martina de Maria Sandoval Linares from El Salvador has an eight-year-old daughter and comes from a large family.
Ritu Pandey is a 29-year-old army officer from Nepal currently deployed to UNMISS. She is a military gender focal point and the commanding officer for her battalion’s Female Engagement Team. Photo by Gregorio Cunha/UNMISS.
Captain Ritu Pandey is a 29-year-old army officer from Nepal currently deployed to UNMISS.