Members of the United Nations Police, UNPOL, search shelters for contraband in the Protection of Civilians (POC) site at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Malakal, South Sudan on Friday, July 15, 2016.
The Malakal POC site houses over 32,000 displaced people mainly from the Shilluk and Nuer tribes. In February of this year, 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. Since then, most members of the Dinka tribe have fled to Malakal town where they occupy the homes of those still displaced. The UN has assured the displaced people that increased security measures around the camp will protect them from any further attack. Most of the displace are not convinced.