Local communities are calling for a peace dialogue to end revenge killings and road ambushes taking place in seven counties of Western Lakes.
“We are hoping that the new Peace Agreement will change the current political situation in the country, and that it will unite and reconcile the people of South Sudan” said Nyaroom Ruei, a women’s leader in Nyal, Panyjiar County, adding:
In response to increased food insecurity mostly caused by conflict, the United Nation’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan on Friday led a delegation launching a Partnership for Recovery and Resilience Programme in Yambio, aimed at reconstructing the Western Equatoria region.
Clad in their bright yellow school uniforms, the young school children at the Exodus Junior Academy in Juba welcomed the arrival of peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan with a song and dance about trees.
Residents in Bentiu are calling for action against human rights violations and abuses in South Sudan. Citizens are demanding that perpetrators of such crimes committed during the country’s 5-year civil war be held accountable.