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When displaced by conflict, turning steps homewards after years not only requires courage but also comes with its own tribulations. New returnees in Khor-gana, Western Bahr El Ghazal, speak to an UNMISS patrol about their pressing need for clean water, shelter, food and education. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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How important is a good night's rest? Very, especially for the people of Wakou, South Sudan, who till recently lived 60 kilometers away from the main police station. Thanks to an UNMISS-funded police post, communities living here can now confidently go about their daily work while local police officers will no longer have to set up shop under a tree. Photo by Wade Mageng/UNMISS

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Protecting people and protecting the planet go hand-in-hand, as this UNMISS-funded installation of 20 solar panels at Duk Padiet Primary Healthcare Centre in Jonglei, South Sudan, demonstrates. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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In Lainya, South Sudan, a recent peacebuilding workshop by the UNMISS Protection, Transition and Reintegration Section, aimed at healing the trauma of recent conflict and inspiring communities to peacefully coexist. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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788 peacekeepers from India deployed to Jonglei received the prestigious United Nations medal for their service to the cause of building an enduring peace in South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS.

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Some 30 officers from the South Sudan People's Defense Force and the national security apparatus participated in a vital training on protecting children as well as ending violations of their rights as stipulated in the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The workshop, held by the UNMISS Child Protection Unit, took place in Malakal. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS

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57 women parliamentarians in Western Bahr El Ghazal came together at a workshop facilitated jointly by the UNMISS Gender Unit and the Women, Peace and Security caucus to share ideas, aspirations and their firm belief that South Sudanese women must be equally represented in politics, leadership and decision-making. Photo by Dawit K. Tedla/UNMISS

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The UNMISS Child Protection Unit recently trained 50 senior commanders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army- in Opposition (SPLA-iO) own and support the Comprehensive Action Plan to prevent and end grave violations of child rights. The workshop took place in Lankien, Jonglei, and included prisons officers, civil society representatives as well as officers from the South Sudan National Police Service. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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Thanks to a Quick Impact Project actioned by UNMISS and local implementing partner Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, reconciliation and a culture of peace in Yei River county has improved due to the construction of a perimeter wall as well as locker rooms and toilets for the main football pitch in the town square. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS