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Protection of Civilians

Life in a Conflict Zone: Why the South Sudanese are Longing for Peace

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Peter spoke softly, looking at the ground as he explained how he arrived at this displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Juba, capital city of the world's newest nation, South Sudan.

The UN in South Sudan: impartial, unwavering and committed

Hilde Johnson | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Hilde Johnson

As the fighting broke out in Juba on the fateful night of 15 December, thousands of civilians flocked to the gates of the United Nations Mission in So...

South Sudan: Still a New Young Nation

Hilde Johnson | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Hilde Johnson

South Sudan's initiation into the ranks of sovereign nation-states has at times been a baptism by fire. But the people of South Sudan will put aside setbacks on July 9 and celebrate the second anniversary of their hard-won independence.

UN Peacekeepers Day: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Hilde Johnson | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Hilde Johnson

The people of South Sudan have taught us a powerful lesson: never surrender to pessimism. Their resilience, which brought them an independent country, has also helped South Sudan overcome the daunting challenges of going through eighteen long months virtually without government revenues.

From LA to Misrata: Protecting Civilians Goes Beyond the Barrel of a Gun

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

As the United Nations' Security Council is set to discuss the principle of protection of civilians on Monday (May 10) and in light of the attention re...