Record number of people sheltering in UN bases in South Sudan

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In Pathai, a settlement in Jonglei State, South Sudan, persons displaced by conflict await registration for food distribution. UNICEF File Photo/Jacob Zocherman

A record number of people are sheltering in UN bases in South Sudan, the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, has confirmed.

A total of 160,000 civilians are now accommodated in what are called Protection of Civilians sites or PoCs.

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has driven over two million people from their homes.

Lucy Jubara asked Ariane Quentier, from UNMISS for an update.

Duration: 3’24″

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