"Utter disrespect for human life" in South Sudan

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Women and children have suffered devastating attacks in South Sudan's Unity State. Photo: UNICEF/South Sudan/Sebastian Rich

Deep shock has been expressed by top UN officials regarding what has been described as "utter disrespect for human life" and "unspeakable violence" by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan.

The UN Security Council on Tuesday was briefed on the situation in the world's youngest nation.

Despite some positive developments to reach a political agreement, it was reported that fighting is having increasingly severe consequences for the civilian population.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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