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The UN condemns more than 800 civilians killed in South Sudan between April and June

August 28, 2020

More than 800 civilians died between April and June in South Sudan as a result of the ongoing violence facing the country, where the peace agreement signed in September 2018 does not fully restore calm and has caused major outbreaks of violence between communities in recent months .

According to a report by the UN Mission to the Country (UNMISS), there were more than 417 violent incidents in the second quarter of the year, involving at least 1,620 civilians. These data represent 8 percent fewer victims, but 52 percent more acts of violence than in the previous quarter.

In particular, 887 civilians were killed, 531 injured, 176 abducted and 26 victims of sexual violence. For comparison: Between January and March there were 275 incidents and at least 1,767 civilian victims – 658 murdered, 452 injured, 592 abducted and 65 victims of sexual violence.

The UN condemns more than 800 civilians killed in South Sudan between April and JuneThe UN condemns more than 800 civilians killed in South Sudan between April and June

Despite the decrease in the total number of victims, those killed increased by 35 percent, stressed the UNMISS, which highlights that the restrictions imposed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic have limited their ability to document these types of events, such as the death toll so be higher.

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