UNMISS PoC Update No. 157

from UN Mission in South Sudan
Published on 20 Mar 2017

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

· As of 16 March 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 223,019 including 120,607 in Bentiu, 30,559 in Malakal, 38,942 in Juba UN House, 1,976 in Bor, 681 in Melut and 200 in Wau, in Western Bahr El Ghazal adjusted area 30,054.

Highlights of the week:

Juba: RRP continuous providing support and coordination with UNICEF, Education Cluster and UNMISS to facilitate the IDP students writing their National Secondary Examinations in the government designated Examination Centers in town.

Unity/Juba: Presence of Unexploded Ordinance (UXOs) noted in the PoC sites of Bentiu, Juba and in Nimni primary school in Bentiu where children got injured while playing with these weapons.

Upper Nile: Movement between the PoC site, Malakal town, and surrounding villages increased with average record of 3000+ women having undertaken routine movements related to search for complimentary livelihoods. Some women have also been noted for arrival to the PoC after the curfew time. The increase in traffic between the PoC, Malakal and the surrounding villages could most likely be attributed to the reassurance and commitment by the new Governor of Upper Nile to improve relationship between the PoC inhabitants and those in Malakal town.

Jonglei: IDPs welcomed plan of UNHCR led Solutions Working Group to assess Fangank as a potential IDP return destination.