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As armed attacks on villages in Western Equatoria continue to displace people, UNMISS Blue Helmets intensify patrols and work with partners to reduce tensions and help alleviate suffering in any way possible. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS.

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Stephen Matut, Acting Chair of the Peace and Reconciliation Commission in Unity state, South Sudan, talks about what a decade of independence means to him as well as his hopes for the future of this young nation. Photo by Roseline Nkwelle/UNMISS.

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An inter-community football tournament with 12 local clubs, including four all-women teams, supported jointly by UNMISS, the South Sudan Football Association and Inter-Community Peace Initiative. Photo by James Sokiri/UNMISS.

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Unification of forces, greater law and order, plus removing all arms from civilian hands were key themes discussed by participants at a three-day Governors and Stakeholders Forum in Bor, facilitated by UNMISS. Photo by Gideon Sackitey/UNMISS.

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At a recent workshop organized by UNMISS in Western Equatoria, members of local organized forces, police and civil society came together to discuss an important human rights principle - eliminating sexual violence in conflict. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS.

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An integrated UNMISS patrol to remote villages in Ikotos, Eastern Equatoria, is aiming to help local communities break a vicious cycle of cattle raids, ambushes and revenge attacks that have caused loss of lives and created a fearful atmosphere for residents. Photo by Okello James/UNMISS.