Peacekeepers Escort Internally Displaced Persons Fetching Water, Violence Against Tambura Women Reduced



Peacekeepers Escort Internally Displaced Persons Fetching Water, Violence Against Tambura Women Reduced

We identified some needs that we are trying our best to address, with one of them being the risks involved in fetching water

JUBA, South Sudan, September 14, 2021/APO Group/ —

By escorting internally displaced persons who are walking long distances to fetch indispensable water for their households, UN peacekeepers have managed to greatly reduce incidents of violence against the women who typically carry out this heavy but essential task.

“Their presence around us is important as it helps us move around with confidence. We feared passing through the thick forest along the way, but with the peacekeepers following us we feel protected. As a result, water scarcity is no longer an issue,” says Margret Albert Mikisi.

She is one of more than 40,000 people who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Tambura in Western Equatoria State, and one of many displaced girls and women who spend several hours per day walking through tough bush vegetation to collect the precious liquid.

Marathon walks carrying water remain arduous, but at least it is no longer the dangerous chore it used to be, when females were frequently targeted by armed men.

“We (UNMISS) are protecting three sites where the internally displaced people are staying. We identified some needs that we are trying our best to address, with one of them being the risks involved in fetching water,” says Farai Nyamayaro, a UN Civil Affairs Officer based in Yambio.

In fact, the legwork of the patrolling peacekeepers has created a sense of steadfast protective presence, which is benefitting not only water carriers but local communities in general.

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

NNPC weekly review: FG approves incorporation of NNPC Ltd Majority of women in Iceland’s new parliament, European first Uganda launches last mile connectivity to increase electricity access to rural communities UK police arrest 38-year-old man over teacher’s murder — World — – Nigeria and World News Minister of Education and United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt explore potential areas of cooperation Islamist-Israel clashes kill four Palestinians in West Bank Côte d’Ivoire: African Development Bank mission assesses progress of Yamoussoukro agro-industrial project UNGA 2021: World has the resources to end hunger, says African Development Bank chief at United Nations Food Systems Summit Race wide open as Germany votes in post-Merkel election Pele hails Messi for new South American goalscoring record Davido mourns his late photographer NCDC announces 210 additional COVID-19 cases, two deaths California fights with fire to protect giant sequoias Devastated Joshua heads to hospital to check eye socket after losing titles Three dead, dozens injured after US train derailment Stakeholders harp on IST benefits Congress: APC stakeholders protest alleged alteration, replacement of names The Oyo State Government has concluded arrangements to celebrate the Nation’s 61st Anniversary Matriculation: Work hard to achieve dream, UNIBEN VC tasks fresh students Coronavirus – Malawi: Daily COVID-19 Information Update (September 25, 2021) Kingdom of Bahrain’s MoFA condemns terrorist bombing in Mogadishu, Federal Republic of Somalia ECA and its partners publish a methodological report on the assessment of the regulation of the electricity market in Africa Coronavirus: African CDC encouraged by declining trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa Teacher training on assistive technology and interactive digital textbooks in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda Africa CDC to launch a regional coordination center in the East UNESCO to donate broadcasting equipment to community radio station in Manicaland, Zimbabwe Taliban hang bodies of four men in Herat city US government donates equipment to Coastal Region Health Promotion Fund on World Pharmacists Day U.S. Embassy Launches Law Enforcement Partnership with Kingdom of Lesotho CAN at 45: Dogara advocates better unity among Christians Eruptions shut airport on Canaries volcanic island AMISOM promotes agricultural skills among women in Jubaland state Opinions of Somali public divided in latest round of consultations on constitutional review process South Sudan “determined never to return to war” Car bomb kills 8 near Somalia's presidential palace UK to issue visas to ease lorry driver shortage Trezeguet calls for more meaningful matches in future football calendar Myanmar monks march against military junta Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Barysevich visits Egypt Merkel’s final push for party and stability in knife-edge polls Migrants leave US-Mexican border camps Iraqi Kurdistan conference pushes Baghdad-Israel normalisation Catholic Church apologizes to Canada indigenous peoples for school abuses Huawei executive freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors Nigeria to provide electricity to 5m households by 2030 – President Buhari Blockage: We’ll open Minna-Bida Road only after rehabilitation- Official Security; Rivers LG boss applauds Navy WHO backs Regeneron COVID-19 drug cocktail Merkel urges vote for 'stable' Germany as election looms Coronavirus: US government donates 336,000 Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccines to Mozambique