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The power of sport to unite people was in full display at a friendly football match between a local girls' team and a lineup of elderly men, as 4,000 onlookers cheered on and enjoyed a joyous afternoon in conflict-ridden Tambura, Western Equatoria. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS

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In Magwi, Eastern Equatoria, some 14,000 farming communities have been displaced following a mass influx of cattle herders and subsequent violence caused when grazing animals destroyed croplands. UNMISS is engaging with authorities and communities to reduce tensions, plus keep people safe. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNMISS Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator for South Sudan had a busy but productive day on her maiden visit to Torit, Eastern Equatoria, where she met with key humanitarian, development and peace partners to discuss integrated approaches in boosting community resilience.

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A cup of coffee and a safe place to share their stories: 250 women recently displaced by an upsurge of violence in Tambura, South Sudan, reveal how their harrowing experiences of conflict and loss have motivated them to become ambassadors for peace. Photo by Phillip Mbugo/UNMISS

Following consistent conflict in 2020, which led to the deaths of 40 community members in a day, the people of remote Ulang county, Upper Nile, South Sudan, have taken on the onus of building sustainable peace and reconciliation from the grassroots. Photo by Nyang Touch/UNMISS.

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In an innovative workshop facilitated by UNMISS, jointly supported by government partners, community leaders and women's representatives from all 10 counties in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, met to enhance their knowledge of customary and formal justice systems as a way to promote peace among communities. Photo by Martin Siba/UNMISS