Lack of basic services driving South Sudanese to UN base

The Protection of Civilians (POC) site near Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A lack of basic services as well as continued fighting is driving thousands of people to a United Nations base in the north of the South Sudan, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

Around 2000 South Sudanese are arriving each week at the UN protection site in Bentiu, a town in Unity State.

Ongoing conflict in the African nation has caused around 1.4 million people to flee their homes.

Regina Gorle asked Arianne Quentier, UNMISS spokesperson, about the latest arrivals.

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