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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)  is in the process of relocating civilians displaced amid the recent conflict to better shelter ahead of coming rains.

Some 706,000 people have been displaced since fighting between pro- and anti-Government forces began in mid-December 2013, 77,000 of whom are seeking refuge at UNMISS bases.

The Mission will be providing protection by escorting buses, transporting internally displaced people between its Tomping Compound in the capital, Juba, and the UN House.

“The Mission says that the congestion of sites, compounded by the coming rains, remains a major challenge,” UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York.