Displaced persons moved to higher grounds to escape floods 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

Efforts are underway in South Sudan to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons to areas unaffected by floods during the rainy season.

The people, who have fled fighting between government and opposition forces, are being sheltered at the bases of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The mission is also concerned about a possible outbreak of cholera among the displaced.

To get an update on the situation of the conflict-affected people in the new African nation, Sani Martin spoke with UNMISS Spokesperson, Arianne Quentier, who first gave the latest figures for the displaced.

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