past work: south sudan: malakal
The Malakal 'Protection of Civilians' (POC) site houses over 32,000 displaced people mainly from the Shilluk and Nuer tribes in the northeast corner of South Sudan. In February 2016, members of the Dinka tribe, who resided in the camp at the time, carried out a coordinated attack within the site leading to the destruction of hundreds of shelters and many deaths.The UN came under scrutiny due to the slow response of the peacekeepers to protect the civilians during the two day ordeal. During the violence, thousands demanded entrance into the UNMISS base at Charlie gate, seeking safety, but the opening of the gate was delayed for protection of the UN compound. Since then, most members of the Dinka tribe have fled to Malakal town where they occupy the homes of those still displaced.
(Washington Post 2016)