Timely medical care crucial for South Sudan sexual violence victims

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Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan. Photo: UNFPA

Timely medical attention as well as the availability of services, is crucial for victims of sexual violence in South Sudan.

That's according to Dr Abraham Thubo, from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which provides post-rape intervention services in the country.

The UN documented more than 200 cases of sexual violence during clashes between government and opposition forces in and around the capital, Juba, in July.

Dr Thubo explained that it is crucial for victims to seek timely medical care in case they have contracted a sexually transmitted infection or find themselves pregnant.

Lucy Jubara asked him about UNFPA's work in South Sudan.

Duration: 4’53″

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