Security Council visit shows "firm commitment" to "much needed" peace

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Ellen Margrethe Løj. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

A "firm commitment" to "much needed" peace.

That's the significance of the UN Security Council's visit to South Sudan which begins on Friday, according to the head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS).

Ellen Løj, was speaking against a backdrop of a renewed political and humanitarian crisis that has wracked the world's youngest country, since fighting erupted in the capital Juba in early July.

The three-day visit will allow Council members to meet government and UN officials to try and ensure that last year's peace agreement gets back on track.

Around 100,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into Uganda since July and 2.8 million face unprecedented levels of food insecurity.

David Lukan asked Ms Løj what would be on the agenda for the Council's visit.

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