Rapes and violence in South Sudan “increase resolve" of Security Council

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The United Nations Security Council members visit UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites, in Juba and meet with internally displaced people and see for themselves the prevailing humanitarian and security conditions. UNMISS Photo

Sexual violence and the ongoing fighting in South Sudan has increased the resolve of the UN Security Council to make sure a peace agreement for the country is implemented.

That's according to France's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Alexis Lamek, who is taking part in a Council mission to the country.

Around 200,000 people are sheltering on UN bases, known as protection of civilian sites or POCs, after fleeing political violence.

Ratomir Petrovic spoke to Ambassador Lamek as he toured one of the sites in the capital Juba.

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