Wau could provide “model” for return home of South Sudan's displaced people

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Lokoloko IDP Camp, Wau in north-western South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Fran Mold

The return of displaced people to their homes in Wau in north-western South Sudan could provide a “model” for other parts of the country, the Head of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said.

David Shearer, was speaking on a visit to the town which is hosting over 40,000 people who have fled their homes due to a four year long conflict between government and opposition forces.

In April this year, the alleged ambush and killing of a government SPLA general in Wau led to clashes in the town resulting in the deaths of around 30 civilians.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Wau.

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