Thousands of South Sudanese fleeing insecurity arrive in Malakal

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Civilians seek refuge at a compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan. UN Photo/Rolla Hinedi

Thousands of people fleeing violence and food insecurity in South Sudan have recently arrived at the UN's Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

The site was built to protect around 18,000 people, but UNMISS says 46,000 individuals are now living within its walls.

Nearly 20 months of conflict between the president and former vice-president have created immense humanitarian needs across the youngest African nation.

Stephanie Coutrix spoke on the line with Ariane Quentier, the UNMISS Spokesperson, and began by asking her what’s behind this new influx of internally displaced people.

Duration: 2'42"

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