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The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, visits Malakal, Upper Nile, as part of his four-day peace mission to South Sudan. Photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS.

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Jean-Pierre Lacroix, chief of UN Peace Operations, and Nicholas Haysom, Head of UNMISS, have discussed security arrangements and the peace process with President Salva Kiir. Photos: Isaac Billy/UNMISS

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Thousands of people living in Tambura have fled their homes to escape violence. Some are seeking shelter near the UNMISS temporary operating base. Photos: Denis Louro Oliver/UNMISS

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Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN chief of peace operations, arriving in Juba in an attempt to re-energize the somewhat stalling implementation of South Sudan's peace agreement. Photos: Isaac Billy/UNMISS

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Happy times as children in a rural community in Eastern Equatoria State receive three new classrooms for their school. Photos: Okello James/UNMISS

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Frequent patrols in the Western Equatorian area currently experiencing unrest is one of many actions by UNMISS to deter violence and protect civilians. Photos: Denis Louro Oliver & Felix Katie/UNMISS

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UNMISS peacekeepers from Ethiopia guarding church premises in Tambura where internally displaced persons are seeking protection from ongoing violence. Photos: Felix Katie/UNMISS