After spending nearly a decade in a camp for the displaced in South Sudan's Juba, Mayen Galuak hopes that Pope Francis' visit to the capital city next week will inspire political leaders to finally restore peace, allowing him to go home.
Galuak and many of the 52,000 others living in his camp hope a first ever papal visit will see leaders honour the agreement.
"We are in a bad situation... since 2013, we have not seen any good peace," said Galuak, who says he can't travel to his birth home in the country's north because of the risk of attack. Sporadic clashes continue to kill civilians throughout the country.
Galuak and many other displaced people say they won't feel safe until the unified forces are deployed.
"If there was peace, we would have returned to our homes," said Nyalon Gatfan, a mother of four at the Juba camp.
There are 2.2 million internally displaced people in South Sudan and another 2.3 million have fled the country as refugees, according to the UN.
Over the past six months, life in the camp has grown harder. In June, the UN cut food aid to South Sudan because of inadequate funding.
"Nowadays, we eat once a day," said Gatfan.
Conflict, climatic shocks, and economic crisis are plunging the country deeper into food insecurity. The UN said 7.76 million people - about two-thirds of South Sudan - are likely to face acute food insecurity this year.
"I want the Pope to tell our leaders to understand the suffering we are going through," said Gatfan.
Pope Francis' Africa trip begins on January 31 in the DRC, where he will be through to Feb. 3 before going to South Sudan later next week.
There were concerns about his planned visit to the east of DRC where scores of armed groups roam including M23, which recently came within several miles of the commercial hub of Goma.
The new itinerary no longer includes a trip to Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province, though the pope will meet victims of the conflict while in Kinshasa.
This report was compiled with data sourced from Reuters and Agence France-Presse.