The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has launched a communal work to clean the capital Juba and internally displaced camps.

The exercise by the blue berets in South Sudan, according to UNMISS leadership, is meant to “make mission camps and surroundings of Juba and IDP camps cleaner, greener, healthier and more environmentally efficient.”

During the launch of the communal exercise on Saturday, UNMISS leadership, all Police, military and civilian peacekeepers from various UN contributing nations, cleaned the city and other towns of plastic bags and littered bottles, and planted trees.

The launch of the monthly exercise was presided over by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to UNMISS, David Shearer and Juba Deputy Mayor, Thiik Thiik Mayardit.