Scenes from Civilian Protection Site in Juba During Search for Restricted Items. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Scenes from Civilian Protection Site in Juba During Search for Restricted Items. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A coordinated search for weapons and restricted items was conducted at the Protection of Civilians (POC) site of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), located in the Tomping area of Juba. Yields of the search — which was conducted by military and police components of UNMISS, as well as Community Watch Group members — included four machetes, two knives, one hammer, two police batons, one pick-axe and sixty iron bars. Approximately 2,500 people remain in the Tomping site, as most residents have been relocated to the POC 3 site at UN House in recent months. Food distribution will be suspended at the end of December and the site is slated to be closed at some point following that.

Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
Photo Date: 03/12/2014
City: Juba
Country: South Sudan
Photo ID: 614691

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