Deminer demonstrating his work during Mine Action Open Day at Juba's Nyakuron Cultural Centre, where UN Mine Action Service and partner organizations highlighted activities in making South Sudan safe from landmines and unexploded ordnances. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy.
UNMISS in Action
Although South Sudan has vast agricultural potential, some 51 per cent of its people live below the poverty line, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The country has vast agricultural potential, but many vegetables and other food items are still imported from neighbouring countries.
UNMISS Japanese peacekeepers cleaning Kololo Road in Juba with area residents on 7 January. The engineering contingent, which plans to rehabilitate the 2 kilometre road over the next two months, have worked on several other road and engineering projects around Juba during the past year.