"Zero tolerance" for militarization of South Sudan camps

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Bentiu Protection of Civilians site, in the north of South Sudan, which is home to more than 115,000. Photo: Daniel Dickinson/UNMISS.

A "zero tolerance approach" preventing protection camps in war-torn South Sudan from being militarized is the best way to keep civilians safe.

That's the view of the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, David Shearer.

He was speaking in Bentiu, in the north of South Sudan, where around 115,000 people are currently living in the Mission's largest Protection of Civilians site, or POC.

Daniel Dickinson spoke to Mr Shearer in the middle of Bentiu camp, and asked him to describe the scene.

Duration: 3'10"

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