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Building self-reliance through teaching income-generating skills: That's the leitmotif of an UNMISS-funded training activity for displaced persons in Mangateen,South Sudan. 45 young people are learning to bake, sew, make soap and eventually become small business owners. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS

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Some 50 traditional leaders benefited from a joint workshop conducted by UNMISS, UNDP and the state Ministry of Presidential Affairs in Bor, Jonglei. The focus: strengthening awareness of key roles and responsibilities as stipulated within the Local Government Act (2009). Photo by David Majur Awuou

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While relative stability has returned for residents of usually serene Lafon who got embroiled in cattle-related clashes in past months, much remains to be done to bring peace to this devastated community. UNMISS and humanitarian partners are rallying to help the conflict-affected here rebuild their lives as well as livelihoods. Photos by Samira Y. Salifu/UNMISS

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Parliamentarians and members of the organized forces in Western Equatoria came together at a workshop facilitated jointly by UNMISS and the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization to put together a roadmap on how they can leave aside their differences and unite to build peace, usher in progress. Photo by Denis Louro Oliver/UNMISS

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Last year, when conflict broke out in Marial Lou in Warrap, South Sudan, UNMISS peacekeepers immediately mobilized and established a temporary base here. Nine months later, thanks to joint interventions by the UN Peacekeeping mission and partners, feuding communities have reconciled, though the wounds of past trauma still need to heal. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS

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Some 30 senior officers of the Sudan's People Liberation Army-in Opposition participated in an interactive workshop facilitated by UNMISS on protecting and upholding the rights of children. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS.

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When displaced by conflict, turning steps homewards after years not only requires courage but also comes with its own tribulations. New returnees in Khor-gana, Western Bahr El Ghazal, speak to an UNMISS patrol about their pressing need for clean water, shelter, food and education. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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How important is a good night's rest? Very, especially for the people of Wakou, South Sudan, who till recently lived 60 kilometers away from the main police station. Thanks to an UNMISS-funded police post, communities living here can now confidently go about their daily work while local police officers will no longer have to set up shop under a tree. Photo by Wade Mageng/UNMISS

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Protecting people and protecting the planet go hand-in-hand, as this UNMISS-funded installation of 20 solar panels at Duk Padiet Primary Healthcare Centre in Jonglei, South Sudan, demonstrates. Photo by Mach Samuel/UNMISS

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In Lainya, South Sudan, a recent peacebuilding workshop by the UNMISS Protection, Transition and Reintegration Section, aimed at healing the trauma of recent conflict and inspiring communities to peacefully coexist. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS