Very serious challenges remain "on the ground" in South Sudan

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El Ghassim Wane (standing), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visits PoC sites 1 and 3 as part of a 5 day assessment mission in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS / Eric Kanalstein

Very serious challenges remain "on the ground" in South Sudan which are preventing the United Nations from carrying out its work effectively; that's the assessment of a senior UN peacekeeping official who is currently in the African country.

South Sudan is recovering from almost three years of internal conflict which has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people and forced some 2.6 million to flee their homes.

The UN Security Council has called for the free movement of personnel working for the mission there, UNMISS, and for the establishment of a regional protection force.

Sebit William asked El Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, what he had achieved during his visit.

Duration: 2'24"

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