The UN Mission in South Sudan is finalizing preparations for the assisted voluntary return of more than 20 people – all from the Greater Upper Nile – who had sought sanctuary at its base in Wau.
There is a sea of white tents as far as the eye can see.
The makeshift structures next to the United Nations base in Juba are home to thousands of families displaced by the war that has plagued South Sudan for more than five years.
A complex primary health care centre comprising an outpatient department, a maternity unit, a laboratory and pharmacy, has been inaugurated in the Jebel Kheir neighbourhood of Wau, to support the people who are voluntarily returning to their home areas following years of displacement due to confl
A march that began at Bahr El Ghazal University, winding through Wau town’s streets with fanfare, terminated at the Wau Stadium, where a tug-of-peace contest awaited eager participants and spectators.
Women leaders representing four administrative areas in the Bahr el Ghazal region are demanding full implementation of the 35% affirmative action provided for in the revitalized peace agreement, saying they are currently marginalised and under-represented at all levels of government.