Juba, 28 December 2022: UNMISS, AUMISS, IGAD, the Troika, EU and R-JMEC are gravely concerned about the escalating ongoing violence, loss of life and reports of alleged use of heavy weaponry in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, by armed youth from

28 Dec 2022
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The holiday season is upon us, and displaced people sheltering at the UNMISS temporary base in Tambura believe it is time to be joyous and grateful that they are alive despite celebrating their second Christmas away from home as they continue to be fearful despite relative peace. Photo by Denis Louro/UNMISS.

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Residents of Kpatanayo village, having returned home from displacement, waiting for the inauguration ceremony of an UNMISS-funded healthcare centre. Photos: Denis Louro/UNMISS

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An upsurge of violence over the past months in Upper Nile, South Sudan, has resulted in some 20,000 newly displaced people temporarily settling outside the UNMISS base in Kodok. The UN Peacekeeping mission and government partners visited the conflict-affected yesterday. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS

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In Kapoeta, Eastern Equatoria, community leaders and county officials have participated in an UNMISS-facilitated forum that aimed at providing them greater clarity on conflict management principles as well as upholding the rule of law. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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As seasonal cattle migration is set to begin early next year in South Sudan, farmers and herders from Warrap and Western Bahr El Ghazal meet at a three-day interstate conference jointly hosted by UNMISS and UNDP. The aim: To prevent conflict, ensure peaceful resolution of disputes. Photo by Michael Wondi/UNMISS

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Ahead of South Sudan's annual migration season, stakeholders in Warrap hold discussions on avoiding violence and conflicts with their neighbours in Western Bahr El Ghazal. Photo by Zejin Yin/UNMISS