DSRSG Toby Lanzer visits Bentiu with Ambassador Robert van den Dool [Netherlands] and Ambassador Ian Hughes [UK]. The delegation toured the POC site, which currently houses over 40,000 displaced persons. They also met with IDP leadership, women’s groups, and religious leaders, as well as Wash Cluster Partners and humanitarian partners, to assess humanitarian needs and plan solutions.
The POC site has seen significant flooding during the rainy season, as it is located on a flood plain. UNMISS is working with humanitarian partners to improve conditions in both the short and long terms.