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Living conditions in Malakal Protection of Civilians site

23 June 2016

 Displaced people walk in a market set inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A woman holding her baby crosses a puddle in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A child is pictured next to his shelter in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A woman fell down walking around in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A child walks on the mud in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

 

A woman and her son are pictured inside their shelter in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A child jumps on the mud next to his shelter in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

 

Women are pictured next to the latrines in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

A displaced woman, passing by next to UN police officers, crosses a security gate of the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. 32,000 people are currently living in this PoC that faced one of the most violent episodes in the South Sudanese civil war. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

Security officers inspect the belonging of a woman who enters the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/MSF

The rainy season started and made the living conditions very difficult for the displaced people in one of the most crowded Protection of Civilians (PoC) in South Sudan. In some areas, the density in this camp is around 9 square meters per person, which is highly below the UN standards (30). People are facing health risks such malaria and cholera due to the lack of good draining infrastructures. 32,000 people are currently living in this PoC that faced on of the most violent episodes in the South Sudanese civil war.