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UN Forces 40K Refugees to Sleep in Water Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 12:56 AM

Can the United Nations do anything right? The UN opened a camp for over 40,000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan, but living conditions are so abysmal that families are compelled to sleep in floodwaters.

The BBC News reports that, "At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says."

Global NGOs have contacted the UN to upgrade the sanitary conditions of its refugee camps, but the UN is refusing to respond.

According to the BBC, "Many were living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater with some sleeping standing up with children in their arms, the medical charity said. MSF urged the UN to move the worst-affected to drier land in Bentiu."

More flooding is expected to hit the region in the near future.

To read the entire article from the BBC News, link here:

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