UN mission investigates rapes in South Sudan

JUBA – The UN mission in South Sudan has opened an investigation into widespread rape around the town of Bentiu. About 125 women and girls are raped or molested, confirms the UN mission. Doctors without Borders had the massive rapes, in a time frame of ten days were committed, previously denounced.

According to victims, perpetrators were young men, both in military uniforms and in civilian clothes. In the area, according to the UN troops in the service. To improve the security its peacekeepers to the area sent.

The situation in South Sudan remains tense, despite a fragile peace agreement that the government and rebels two months ago locks after years of civil war. Sexual violence happens regularly in the African country, in 2011 independent declared Sudan.

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