Widespread rape in South Sudan "appalling" and "intolerable"

Ivan Simonovic. Photo: UNMISS

Rape in some parts of South Sudan was so widespread in August last year that some local people were calling it a "month of rape"; that's according to a top UN humanitarian official.

As Ivan Simonovic wound up his six day visit to South Sudan on Friday, he said these crimes are "intolerable" and justice must prevail in the civil war-torn nation.

Violent unrest since December 2013 between government forces and fighters loyal to the former Vice-President has destroyed the lives of millions of South Sudanese.

Reech Malual met with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights in Juba where he shared his thoughts about visits to several areas of the country.

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