Protection of civilians "unheeded"

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Civilians seeking protection at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound adjacent to Juba International Airport. UN Photo/Rolla Hinedi

The need to protect civilians in time of conflict is often going "unheeded" according to a senior United Nations official.

As violence continues in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, the UN is turning its attention on how best to protect civilians.

The Security Council on Wednesday discussed the effective implementation of protection mandates in UN peacekeeping missions.

Derrick Mbatha reports

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