30 May 2018 - UNMISS PoC sites Update No.198
“The war that started in 2013 left my house in ruins, my father has been killed and my education was interrupted, but now I am back at school after the United Nations and the international community tried to restore peace in our country.”
It is a long way from her home on the beautiful Pacific island of Fiji to the conflict-ridden country of South Sudan. But the United Nation’s new Police Commissioner is bringing with her the natural warmth of her people as well as a huge amount of experience to the top job.
A blank canvas. Imagination, pencils and brushes in motion.
“I remember seeing how happy my father was when South Sudan gained independence in 2011. I want to see people happy like that again; this is why I drew this picture.”
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan together with the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek have begun the extensive work of turning the prison in Cueibet in the Greater Lakes region into a facility more likely to prevent inmates from escaping.
“This water project will benefit thousands of citizens in our area and the children will be less affected by water-borne diseases,” a grateful Mr. Gaak Manyang, executive director of Meen County in Western Lakes, said.