Refugees from South Sudan who live in UN displacement camps fear that peace could collapse into violence once more, as pressure mounts on President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to honour a February 22 deadline to form a government.
Caught up in South Sudan's civil war, 10-year-old Peter fled when he heard gunshots. He was separated from his family and tried to make it on his own until a militia took him in and trained him to fight. South Sudan has one of the highest numbers of child soldiers in the world. Here is Peter's story.
Severe hunger persists in South Sudan and the World Food Programme says it is expected to worsen if assistance is not scaled up. The WFP has three planes operating airdrops in the country to supply aid to people that are difficult to access, like those who have sought refuge from conflict in the swampy land of the Sudd.
Motorbike Taxi drivers in Maban County, South Sudan recently received road safety training in a program meant to help improve safety standards among operators while riding on the road. The exercise was led by the UN mission in the country and the National Police Traffic Service.
A new United Nations report details abuses being committed against civilians in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region, following fighting in the region this year. The study indicates that abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls were perpetrated by both government and rebel forces.