From the Field

Women UN Police help instill safety at camps for South Sudan displaced

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.

When the search is conducted by women, there’s a higher sense of trust, confidence and security.

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UN camp residents in South Sudan “feel safer” after weapons searches

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict in the country say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.

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UN peacekeepers boost confidence in South Sudan refugee settlements

Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are helping to provide a much needed sense of security to displaced people in a small town in the north of the country.

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Gymnastics helps girls from South Sudan heal from war-related trauma

Schoolgirls from South Sudan are learning gymnastics to help them release stress and heal from war-related trauma, according to the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS.

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UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support

A young mother who escaped conflict in South Sudan is grateful to have found shelter and safety at a UN-run refugee camp in neighbouring Uganda.

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Praise for peacekeepers' support in recent South Sudan crisis

Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are being praised by the top UN official in the country for their speedy response in support of a recent humanitarian emergency in the north.

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“Unique experience” for British engineers in South Sudan

British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are enjoying a unique experience according to the Commanding Officer of the contingent.

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“Imperative” Somali elections handled “correctly”

It is “imperative” that the upcoming elections in Somalia are handled correctly given that the electoral process for parliament was marred by corruption and intimidation.

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“Permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon-Israel “best outcome”

Moving towards a “permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon and Israel remains the “real challenge” facing the UN’s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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