A culturally shaped combination of politeness, sociability and stubbornness is proving a formidable obstacle for the effective implementation of measures to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in Bor.
Seeing Malis* at work in his workshop in Yambio, one would think life has treated this young, 26-year-old man well—he appears to be an adept carpenter with a thriving business. His eyes, though, tell a different story.
The year is 2014. A younger, somewhat naiver David Ndungu has just landed in Monrovia, Liberia. The boisterous, larger-than-life, enthusiastic nurse had heeded a call for medics to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
An international travel freeze, drastically reduced domestic flight schedules, self-isolating staff members, personnel telecommuting from within or outside the country, only essential travel outside of UN bases, enforced physical distancing, psychosocial support available
While nationwide efforts are ongoing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across South Sudan, displaced people living in UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites continue to face other challenges as they go about their da
Awareness-raising regarding preventative measures such as frequent handwashing, enforcing physical distancing and restricting movements has been the focus of South Sudanese authorities as they work with the United Nation
The high-level COVID-19 task force in Western Bahr el Ghazal has met with representatives of the internally displaced people staying at the Wau protection of civilians site of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to discuss way of preventing the
When the blue helmets from one of UNMISS’s engineering contingents based in Malakal -- the Indian Horizontal and Mechanical Company (HMEC) – first arrived at Khor Adar, the situation on the ground was dire.