Juba, 19 August 2013: Today we are part of a global commemoration marking the work of humanitarian staff across the world. We also pay tribute to our colleagues who have lost their lives while relieving the suffering of others, often in some of the most dangerous settings.
Juba, 25 July 2013 - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to thousands of people who have fled violence in Pibor County, Jonglei State, in an ongoing humanitarian exercise that began on 24 July, with support from UNMISS.
Juba, 19 July 2013 - On 14 July, The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was alerted by Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) of the arrival in Manyabol of a large number of Lou Nuer youth in need of urgent medical assistance. The mission dispatched a military team.
World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day in 2003 when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at UN headquarters in Baghdad. It's a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit of people helping people.
Band playing at US embassy donation of equipment to South Sudan National Police Service and its Diplomatic Protection Unit (DPU) in Juba on 13 August. UN Police supported training of the first batch of 100 DPU officers, who graduated in October 2012. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Gideon.