Women bearing brunt of conflict in South Sudan

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits Protection of Civilians site 3 near UN House in Juba on 8 July. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine.

Women in South Sudan are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in the country according to the head of the UN agency focusing on gender issues.

Fighting in South Sudan, which has been celebrating the fourth anniversary of its independence, started in December 2013.

Around one and a half million people have been displaced by the conflict.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, recently visited the country and praised women there for their for their resilience and determination.

Lwak Nelson has the story.

Duration: 2'16"

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