Zainab Hawa Bangura
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Sexual violence 'rampant' in South Sudan

According to the UN, rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, the UN special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict told reporters about a recent trip to one of South Sudan's regions worst hit by the conflict.

She said internally displaced persons seeking refuge there face horrid living conditions, security concerns and widespread sexual violence.

  • 21 Oct 2014
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