UNMISS Humanitarian Coordinator visits Bentiu IDP Camp with Dutch and British Ambassadors
The Protection of Civilians (POC) site near Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan, houses over 40,000 displaced persons (IDPs) seeking shelter from armed conflict in the area. Due to signifcant flooding during the rainy season, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is working with humanitarian partners and others to improve conditions for both the short and long term. Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Toby Lanzer, who toured Bentiu over the weekend, meeting with IDP leaders and humanitarian partners to assess needs and plan solutions, said that "Thousands of IDPs continue to live in dire conditions at the UNMISS base in Unity State capital Bentiu because of a persistent threat outside".
A view of the Bentiu POC site from above
UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
25 August 2014
Bentiu, South Sudan
Photo # 597983