Fighting leaves Malakal town deserted in South Sudan

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displaced people in South Sudan

The town of Malakal in Unity State in South Sudan remains deserted, with signs of looting and more than 100 dead bodies scattered around following fighting last week.

That's what was witnessed by staff from the UN Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS) which conducted a number of patrols in the town over the weekend.

UNMISS continues to provide protection to about 22,000 people displaced by the fighting between government forces and those supporting former Vice President Riek Machar.

Last week's fighting forced OXFAM, a UN partner agency at the UNMISS base in Malakal, to evacuated its staff and scale back its work there.

OXFAM's Grace Cahill spoke to Lwak Nelson about the impact of the fighting on the agency's work in Malakal.

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