UNMISS PoC sites Update No.220
Tiny, brightly-colored palms have left imprints on the wall of the Malakal Stadium. Their owners stare gleefully at their handiwork before returning for an extra dipping in the plates of paint held by Indian peacekeepers.
A high-ranking military officer serving with the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces, SSPDF explains what happens to children who are forcibly recruited to serve as soldiers, as his audience, consisting of 45 of his uniformed senior peers, listens attentively. Two of them are women.
Meet 13-year-old Daniel Sabri from South Sudan. He is confident, passionate, intelligent and does not mince his words asking tough questions, or getting his voice heard on live broadcasts.
Thousands of South Sudanese children are growing up in United Nations protection sites around the country after their parents sought sanctuary from the violent civil war that erupted more than five years ago.
Radio and television journalists from the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) have pledged to support the recently-signed revitalized peace agreement by exposing those who work against the text of the agreement.
Near Verbatim Transcript of Media Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Mr. David Shearer
Residents in the Upper Nile region will soon heave a collective sigh of relief. A major trade and service road connecting Malakal with Melut will receive much-needed repairs from the UN mission’s peacekeepers based in the area.