Orphans in Torit can now drift into their dreams on new bunk beds donated to them on Thursday. The 40 beds were handed over to the Faith Ministry International Orphanage Centre by Lieutenant (Navy) Sven Lindner, who works in Torit for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is financing the renovation and expansion of the airstrip in Rubkona County in the Unity region. When completed, the airport will greatly facilitate the access of humanitarian partners to assist the population in the area.
Plans for joint police patrols in Malakal, involving UN and South Sudanese officers, are welcomed by people staying both in town and in the peacekeeping mission’s protection site. Capacity building of South Sudanese police officers is also on the cards.
As we fly from Bor towards Pibor, we can see her from afar. The whiff of freshly laid tarmac may have been imaginary, but the dirt and gravel road snaking and careening its way through the flat, harsh bush-land below us is very much real, and immensely appreciated.
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in collaboration with the Gogrial State Ministry of Education, has launched a renovation project valued at over $49,000, aimed at improving the learning environment for nearly 800 students of Mayen Gumel primary school.
Women politicians in South Sudan are saying “enough is enough”.
They are calling for their voices to be heard and for a more inclusive process that allows women to play a pivotal role in the peace building process.