Gymnastics helps girls from South Sudan heal from war-related trauma

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Girls in Nyal, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Schoolgirls from South Sudan are learning gymnastics to help them release stress and heal from war-related trauma, according to the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS.

The Mission's Civil Affairs Division has teamed up with a local non-governmental organisation, Spring of Peace, to use sport to promote peace and unity among various ethnicities in Yei town.

The city has become a flashpoint of fighting between government and rebel forces since July 2016.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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