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Some 80 members of parliament in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan, participated in a day-long sensitization session on the UNMISS mandate and its work in helping build a durable peace in the world's newest nation. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS.

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Armed attacks on 10 villages in the southern part of Unity state, South Sudan, have displaced thousands of people are now sheltering in nearby Leer town. UNMISS peacekeepers from Ghana were among the first to respond to the crisis, intensifying patrols and doing their best to address urgent needs, such as clean drinking water. Photo by Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS.

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A monthly forum organized by UNMISS in Lakes state, South Sudan, brings together local police, security actors, representatives from different courts, women and youth to deliberate on upholding the human rights of all citizens and enhancing rule of law. Photo by James Mawien Manyuol/UNMISS

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Sixteen people have been killed while some 50,000 others have been displaced following a recent conflict between the communities of Twic county in Warrap, South Sudan, with their neighbours across the border in the Abyei Special Administrative Region. An assessment team from UNMISS visited Turalei to evaluate immediate security needs and reduce tensions. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS.

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120 South Sudanese military personnel received a comprehensive training facilitated by UNMISS on protecting child rights as well as their obligation to adhere to the Comprehensive Action Plan on ending all violations against children, which was signed in February 2020. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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Indian peacekeepers serving with UNMISS in Malakal recently held an outreach activity for 55 young students from Bandar Primary School. The focus was encouraging young girls to contemplate careers in fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, plus ensuring they stay motivated to complete their education. Photo by Samuel Adwok/UNMISS

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Sister Bianka Bii Musungu has dedicated 61 years of her life to providing shelter to orphans in the Greater Tambura region, which has recently been devastated by an upsurge of conflict. South Sudanese staff working with UNMISS, therefore, handed over much-needed clothes, food and other sundry items to support the 75 orphans currently housed in the Bhakita Orphanage. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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In a landmark conference supported by UNMISS, 11 feuding communities in conflict-torn Tonj North, Warrap have signed agreements to stop senseless conflict, and instead resolve disputes amicably within established justice frameworks. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS