With a slow but steady decline of political violence across South Sudan, refugees as well as internally displaced people have started returning to their places of origin.
More than 30 local chiefs residing in Malakal town or in the peacekeeping mission’s protection of civilians site in that Upper Nile city have learnt valuable conflict management skills and skills to promote reconciliation and social cohesion in and between their communitie
“Building durable peace across South Sudan is a primary objective for UNMISS,” says Christopher Muchiri Murenga, Head of the UN peacekeeping mission’s field office in Yambio, Western Equatoria
“As a mission, our primary goal has always been to prevent violence breaking out and to protect civilians when needed,” says David Shearer, the top United Nations envoy in South Sudan and head of the peacekeeping operation, UNMISS.
To mitigate conflict caused by the seasonal migration of cattle across South Sudan during the ongoing dry season and build confidence among local communities, UNMISS peacekeepers have established two temporary operating bases in Lainya, a
To counter the effects of continuing tensions and outbreaks of intercommunal conflict in the greater Tonj area of Warrap state, UNMISS Civil Affairs recently organized a peace campaign in Ngapagok payam (administrative division) located in Tonj east.
Following recent clashes and displacement in Bunj, Upper Nile region, of South Sudan, UNMISS has increased the number of Rwandan peacekeepers deployed here by 50 additional troops as well as reinforced their capacity with extra vehic