UN police boost safety for women outside South Sudan protection sites

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UNPOL arresting suspect in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein

Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to protect civilians are helping to create more security for women according to a senior police officer.

The UN peacekeeping operation, UNMISS, has provided sanctuary to some 213,000 people in Protection of Civilians or POC sites around the conflict-affected country.

Women who live in the sites have complained of being harassed and in some cases raped by gangs of men outside the camps.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Juba on efforts to reduce the harassment.

Duration: 2'38"

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