Nonviolent Peaceforce is expanding rapidly in South Sudan, in response to the growing protection needs and insecurity in the world’s newest country. By the end of this month, NP will have 8 field teams deployed across 5 different states of South Sudan, using the unique methodology of unarmed civilian peacekeeping to reduce violence and increase the safety and security of civilians affected by violent conflict.
By Tiffany Easthom, South Sudan Country Director
Violence breaks out every day during the dry season in Greater Mundri, home of our first field site in South Sudan. Usually the violence is relatively contained and short-lived, as the conflicting Mvolo and Yirol West communities have a history of peaceful coexistence, including shared schooling, health care facilities, and intermarriages.