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A massive explosion at an SSPDF ammunition depot in Rubkona has led to civilian injuries as well as propelled unexploded ordnance and dangerous debris across a nearly two-kilometer radius. UNMAS demining teams are surveying and clearing the area, but it's a long road ahead to make the ground safe for communities once again. Photo by Peter Bateman/UNMISS

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Poetry in motion: Man, machine and pedestrians in perfect harmony, all thanks to Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving with UNMISS in Torit. Photos: Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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It's always heartwarming when peacekeepers go beyond the mandate to help local communities build livelihood skills! On World Environment Day, Chinese peacekeepers in Wau presented sustainable ways to leverage kitchen gardens and produce high quality yields that will enable small farmers feed their families and conduct bustling trade in local markets. Photo by Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS

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Justice actors in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal region should be able to speed up court proceedings, thanks to a green energy handover by UNMISS that will help combat frequent power outages in court houses through solar-powered electricity. Photo by Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS

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At an UNMISS-supported peace festival in Torit, South Sudanese representing more than 20 ethnic groups united for peace and to say no to intercommunal violence. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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Some 35 South Sudanese police officers drawn from every county in Warrap are now fully certified trainers in internationally accepted policing standards, thanks to impactful capacity-building by UNMISS. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS