File - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, a displaced family stands behind the razor-wire that surrounds the United Nations' protected camp in Wau, South Sudan. (AP Photo, File)
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Nearly four years after the United Nations, in an unprecedented move, threw open its peacekeepers' camps to civilians fleeing the violence of South Sudan's civil war, more than 200,000 people still shelter in the often squalid conditions.The rising frustration over the camps had a flash of global attention when the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, was evacuated while recently visiting one because of a demonstration against South Sudan President Salva Kiir. For the first time, South Sudan's government is proposing a "resettlement package" to encourage people to leave the camps for good.Tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war that began in Dec. 2013, and efforts at peace deals and cease-fires have failed.South Sudan's efforts should focus on ending the fighting, not closing the camps, experts say.South Sudan's government has to show it's serious about providing security, he added, but many camp residents say the government has done nothing to instill confidence.
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