Overgrown bushes and whitewashed buildings are telltale signs of a lot of time having passed since the school bell last rang to signal the start of yet another day of conventional rote learning.
Life-saving medication litters the ground across the Relief International compound in Bunj.
At nearby humanitarian agencies, offices and tukuls have been burnt to the ground, the windows of dozens of vehicles have been smashed while others were torched.
Journalists, civil society groups and national bodies responsible for scrutinizing public institutions have come together to discuss the challenges created by limited access to information in conflict-affected South Sudan.
Senior officers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the National Security Service have vowed to strengthen information-sharing and early warning systems and grant UN peacekeepers unhindered movement throughout the Greater Lakes region.
The Police Commissioner of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reaffirmed the commitment of the UN Police’s role in supporting the South Sudan National Police (SSNPS) in Torit.