South Sudan region ‘sees huge increase in rape’, says charity

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Dozens of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other violence over the past 10 days in a northern region of South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said.

  • BBC

A midwife at the charity said 125 women came to its clinic in Bentiu, more than in the whole of the previous 10 months.

They included girls under 10, women over 65 and pregnant women, she added.

The country has been ravaged by civil war for most of its short life. Bentiu is in one of the worst-hit areas.

South Sudan became independent in 2011, but fighting broke out two years later, displacing four million people.

A fragile ceasefire…

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