Woman transporting water to her home in Juba, South Sudan, as the world celebrates World Water Day on 22 March. Only about 25 per cent of the country's population enjoys access to safe drinking water.
UNMISS in Action
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer speaking with children in Nyeel Refugee Camp, Unity State. According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than half of 70,000 refugees in the state's three camps are below 18 years of age.
UNMISS Japanese peacekeepers painting one of five zebra crossings they created in Juba on 9 March. About 100 peacekeepers participated in the UNICEF-coordinated "Zebra Crossing Project", which aimed to assist in preventing traffic accidents and contribute to schoolchildren's safety.
Local boy and member of Mongolian contingent deployed in Bentiu, Unity State. As of 19 February 2013, UNMISS military personnel consists of 6,478 troops and 142 Military Liaison Officers from 50 contributing countries. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy.