A newly-arrived displaced woman holds a child as they sit in the UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, June 29, 2015. (AP/Jason Patinkin)
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The number of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in U.N. bases has surpassed 150,000 for the first time in 18 months of civil war, the United Nations said Tuesday.A total of 153,769 civilians are now seeking safety behind the barbed wire of six peacekeeping bases of the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).Gunmen Sunday shot and killed a civilian sheltering in the base, which the United Nations said Tuesday may constitute a war crime.More than 30,000 people are also in the U.N. base in Malakal, capital of the northeastern Upper Nile state.
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