Congestion in the Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) Site, South Sudan

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At the time of writing in March 2017, the lack of physical humanitarian space in the PoC is having a major impact on service access with congestion cutting across and linking the different problems faced in the difference sectors. At the same time, overcrowding is increasing the dependency of people on UNMISS and humanitarian agencies, while also leading to a reduction in peoples resilience and ability to recover from the shocks produced by the now over three-year old civil war with temporary solutions becoming permanent ones, leading to an overall depreciation in the quality of life for the Malakal PoC residents. For the populations living on the site the limitations in providing services due to the lack of space and overcrowded living conditions has become a constant reminder of their suffering and a visible manifestation of the precarious position they find themselves in, having to rely on external actors for everything from protection and security to meeting their basic needs.

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

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