UNITED nations (AFP) - more than a hundred and fifty girls and girls have come ahead inside the beyond 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they had been raped or suffered other varieties of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday.

Armed guys, many in uniform, completed the assaults near the northern city of Bentiu, consistent with a joint statement from Henrietta Fore, who heads the UN youngsters’s company UNICEF, UN useful resource chief Mark Lowcock and the director of the UN populace Fund, Natalia Kanem.

The three organizations condemned "these abhorrent attacks" and called on South Sudan government to make sure the perpetrators face justice.


docs without boundaries (MSF) last week said one hundred twenty five women and girls were raped while walking to emergency meals distribution centers set up by means of international resource companies.

UN Secretary widespread Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks.

"these bad acts are a distressing reminder of the way, regardless of latest recommitments by way of South Sudan’s leaders to a cessation of hostilities and a revitalized peace agreement, the security situation for civilians stays dire, specially for women and children," he said in a declaration.

He advised all events to the battle and destiny leaders in South Sudan "to make certain the safety of civilians and address impunity for those crimes thru investigation and prosecution of perpetrators."

At struggle due to the fact that 2013, South Sudan has visible horrific levels of sexual violence.

in the first 1/2 of 2018, some 2,three hundred instances were reported, the huge majority of those concentrated on women and women. Greater than 20 percent of the sufferers were kids, the UN assertion said.

The three businesses stated the real quantity of rapes was some distance better due to the fact the violence is severely underreported.

as well as being raped, MSF said a number of the sufferers had been "whipped, beaten or clubbed with sticks and rifle butts" and robbed of their garments, footwear, cash and the ration playing cards entitling them to meals resource.

"In greater than 3 years of working in South Sudan, i've by no means seen this sort of dramatic increase in survivors of sexual violence arriving at our programmes searching out hospital therapy," said Ruth Okello, a MSF midwife in South Sudan.

A UN panel of experts last month said in a record to the security Council that there have been "alarming ranges" of sexual violence and human rights abuses in South Sudan.

The council is because of speak the disaster in South Sudan on December 18.