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Recent conflict between farmers and herders in Magwi, Eastern Equatoria, has led to loss of lives, property and widespread displacement. An UNMISS patrol team visited numerous areas in Magwi county to evaluate the security situation and speak with affected communities. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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UNMISS, in partnership with civil society entity Community for Progress Organization (CEPO) and the state Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement, held an interactive county-level forum in Western Bahr El Ghazal designed to empower traditional leaders from three counties to resolve disputes, mitigate conflict and build peace from the grassroots. Photo by Jimmy Ludanga/UNMISS.

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When community leaders from five counties agree to leave their differences behind and build peace together, it is cause to rejoice. That's exactly what happened at a joint forum by UNMISS and the state government in Malakal, Upper Nile. Photo by Luka Athiel/UNMISS.

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Following an upsurge of violence in Leer last week, UNMISS peacekeepers from Ghana have stepped up their on ground presence and patrols. File Photo by Roseline Nkwelle/UNMISS.

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Some 60 community leaders, representatives and members of local governance structures in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, benefited from a capacity-building workshop led by the state Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement, also supported by UNMISS and UNDP. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS

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Durable peace needs buy-in from communities themselves. UNMISS recognizes this important fact and brought together 35 traditional leaders from all eight counties in Lakes state, South Sudan, to dialogue on necessary investments at the grassroots to mitigate conflict and shape a bright future for citizens. The result: 18 peace resolutions that leaders shall encourage their people to follow to the letter. Photo by James Mawien Manyuol/UNMISS.

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Roads boost trade, increase security and safety for communities and help build inclusive peace. UNMISS peacekeepers from South Korea, therefore, deserve a round of applause for completing a 125-kilometer stretch connecting residents of Greater Pibor to their neighbours in Akobo, South Sudan. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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Some 35 South Sudanese police officers in Western Equatoria were trained to control crowds in a peaceful and responsible manner by their UNPOL partners from UNMISS. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS