Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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Displaced girl from South Sudan – UNMISS.

Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

Mabingue Ngom, a senior director at the UN Population Fund, UNFPA,  recently visited Minkaman camp for displaced people, 250 miles north-west of the capital, Juba, where he met some of the 100,000 people sheltering there.

"When I see these young girls and these mothers, these pregnant women in such a situation, I can't imagine that we as human beings can be involved in such atrocities. I think the violence has to stop and peace and security need to come back in South Sudan."

UNFPA says it needs an additional $14 million to provide emergency maternal assistance to pregnant mothers in the country.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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