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South Sudan IDPs Take Refuge in Church, UN-protected Sites

It’s called the St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral. And right now, the church is helping more than 8,500 South Sudanese who fled fighting around the town of Wau, South Sudan, since violence erupted there in June.
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Overview of UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, where approximately 29,000 IDPs stay, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)
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Overview of UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, where approximately 29,000 IDPs stay, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)

A young IDP at UN protection of civilians (POC) site in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, where approximately 29,000 IDPs stay, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)
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A young IDP at UN protection of civilians (POC) site in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, where approximately 29,000 IDPs stay, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)

A young IDP sleeps inside a church building at the St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, where his family is staying, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)
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A young IDP sleeps inside a church building at the St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, where his family is staying, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)

Young IDPs play in front of church buildings at the St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)
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Young IDPs play in front of church buildings at the St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Dec. 8, 2016. (VOA/Jill Craig)

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