Africa UN refugees in S. Sudan face perfect storm of woe as war drags on

UN compounds initially provided safe haven for civilians as conflict broke out. But now overcrowded and within conflict zones, they have become places where refugees confront predatory behavior, violence, and lack of sanitation.

By , Correspondent

Jason Patinkin

When war broke out in South Sudan last December, the United Nations opened its bases to civilians fleeing the violence. That policy has saved tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives, and today more than 100,000 people shelter under peacekeepers' protection.