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UN, Juba Combat Widespread Sexual Violence

The Internally Displaced Peoples` camp in Unity State capital, patient stuff http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/deprecated.php Bentiu has been severely devastated by heavy rains that destabilized sanitation and shelter structures for about 300, illness http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/em-rss.php 000 occupants taking refuge at the center.

The rain that started on 5th October, http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/uninstall.php among other havocs, flooded and filled 199 pit latrines in the camp which made human waste spilled in to already stench people`s houses. According to United Nation`s Office of the Commissioner for Humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA) South Sudan branch report, up to 96 people in the camp are now sharing a single latrine contrary to the international emergency standards which says at least a maximum of 50 people can use one latrine in such a situation.

“Heavy rains on 5 October in Bentiu, Unity State flooded the PoC sites and caused the collapse of 199 latrines, setting back progress on the achievement of global emergency standards of 1 latrine for every 50 people, covering much of the camp in water, and cutting off communications connectivity.” Part of 57th report on situation analysis by UNOCHA released on Sunday seen by this website says.

Most of the newly built pit latrines were also destroyed by the floods resulting to jetting in heavy generators and pumps including two engineers to manage the devastation since even all homes were covered with up to 30cm of water.

“Flooding was so intense that even many of the newly built latrines were destroyed. Two engineers were on the ground to address the floodwaters, working with the CCCM and WASH Cluster partners. Pumps were operating 12 hours a day to help pump out the flood water, and additional pumps will be sent to Bentiu over the next week.” The report continues.

Bentiu is one of the three worst affected state capitals affected by the 10 months old which started on late last year and has registered one of the worst humanitarian crises. Currently 288,300 refugees are taking refuge in the UN camp there.
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Back from her first visit to South Sudan, drug United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, purchase Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura warned Monday night that sexual violence is a consistent characteristic of the conflict there, and is being perpetrated by all the parties.

The Special Representative travelled to Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, to engage with the local commander of the Sudan People´s Liberation Army (SPLA), Government authorities, UN staff, humanitarian workers and survivors of sexual violence.

“What I witnessed in Bentiu is the worst I have seen in my almost 30 years in dealing with this issue. This is because of the combination of chronic insecurity, unimaginable living conditions, acute day-to-day protection concerns and rampant sexual violence,” said Mrs. Bangura.

“The bodies of women and children are the battleground of this conflict. In the words of a woman activist I met: ‘It is not just about rape, it is to inflict unimaginable pain and destruction,’” Ms. Bangura continued.

Her visit concluded with a Joint Communique with the Government that outlines clear steps they will take to prevent and address sexual violence crimes. During her time in the country, Mrs. Bangura met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, Ministers, the army, and the police. She also met with the Chairman of the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, women’s groups, community leaders, service providers, journalists and UN staff.

The situation on the ground has gotten worse. Following last December’s escalation of violence, there has been an additional dimension of sexual violence attacks and reprisals on an alarming scale, said Mrs. Bangura. There are also grave concerns of sexual violence perpetrated along ethnic lines with attacks fuelling reprisals and a cycle of recrimination and revenge.

Condemning these atrocities, she reminded all parties to the conflict, including Government forces and opposition, that they “cannot declare war on their own people” and ultimately must held accountable for their crimes.

The humanitarian cost of the conflict will continue to rise until there is a viable peace agreement between the parties. But one thing is for sure: “The message from the women of South Sudan to their political leaders is very clear: end this war!” the SRSG said.

A lack of services for victims of sexual violence, reporting of this crime to security, judicial and social welfare actors because of government offices closures, malfunctioning police services and social stigma associated with sexual violence. All these factors contribute to a climate of impunity.

“The international community cannot leave survivors to fend for themselves. Now is the time to step up and help South Sudan put an end to these atrocities,” the Special Representative urged.

The newly signed agreement outlines critical priority areas for action including ensuring medical, psychosocial and legal assistance to victims; addressing impunity, security and justice sector reform, and ensuring that sexual violence crimes are explicitly addressed in the peace process and as an aspect of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement.

The Special Representative also met with Riek Machar leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (Opposition) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss concrete measures that the opposition must take to prevent sexual violence by their forces and in areas under their control.

UN Corps 

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