“If they send us to one of the bad schools we have here in Pibor I may decide to go back to the bush,” says 14-year-old Nyichuoc.
A joint effort to clear unexploded mines and ammunition, and to educate people about the risks of remnants of war, is helping keep cattle herders and local communities safe in the Northern Bahr El Ghazal region of South Sudan.
The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has urged leaders of the conflict-ridden country to put their people first and seize the opportunity to compromise, reconcile, and build durable peace.
The gifting of two new boreholes to the Ladu community in the capital Juba will help reduce inter-communal tension over scarce water resources in the area. They will also support the irrigation of crops and development of new businesses in nearby villages.
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian affairs has urged warring parties in South Sudan to stop the fighting and protect aid workers who are risking their own lives to save others in the war-torn country.