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The UN Mission in South Sudan is Failing Sexual Assault Victims – USCRI

By USCRI March 24, 2021

South Sudan has been marred by widespread sexual violence since its civil war broke out in 2013. Despite the peace agreement that was signed on September 12, 2018, the violence continues. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, referred to as UNMISS, recounted these incidents in its September 2020 situational report. But even while detailing the “prevalence” of sexual violence perpetrated by “parties to the conflict,” including government forces, the same report revealed that UNMISS had already begun withdrawing its forces from sites where it had been protecting civilians since the beginning of the war. These sites are called Protection of Civilian sites, or POCs, and the UN created them when civilians fleeing the war’s violence fled to UN bases for safety.

Read the full report by USCRI: https://refugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/USCRI-South-Sudan-Report-March2021-v5.pdf


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