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March 14, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) must boost efforts to protect civilians against the senseless violence that has plagued the country for over four years and publicly report on the human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

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Chinese peacekeepers of UNMISS, patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba on October 4, 2016. (Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP Photo)

The UN mission in South Sudan plays a crucial role in providing much-needed civilian protection, and timely public reporting on the human rights situation in the country.

“With the continuing conflict and associated human rights violations in South Sudan, the possibility of civilians returning to their homes or being resettled remains remote. The Protection of Civilians (POC) sites are truly life-saving for hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of protection,” said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.

“With its work in the country set to be extended, UNMISS must continue to guarantee that the civilian protection sites remain a safe haven amid the ongoing violence," she added.

Amnesty International, in its statement, also called on the UN mission in the country to continue extending their protection to civilians in other areas outside the capital affected by fighting, and where humanitarian assistance is desperately needed.

The UN mission must also improve its ability to protect South Sudanese civilians from sexual violence crimes both within and outside civilian protection sites, it said.

In February 2018, a UN police unit charged with providing security for a civilian protection site in Wau, South Sudan, was accused of engaging in transactional sex with women under their protection.

UNMISS recalled the 46-person unit and launched investigations into their conduct.

“UNMISS must take decisive action on all human rights violations within its own ranks and hold peacekeepers accountable following these accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse,” Nyanyuki further said.

UNMISS was originally established in 2011 with an initial mandate to help create the conditions for development in the newly-independent Republic of South Sudan.

In March 2014, however, the mission’s focus was shifted away from its peace and state-building functions to protecting civilians, facilitating humanitarian assistance and monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in the country.

Since the beginning of the conflict in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, civilians in the young nation have been subjected to untold suffering. Both government and opposition forces have used denial of food as a weapon of war, imposing restrictions on civilian access to food, and as a result contributing to severe food insecurity.

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  • 15 March 13:25, by Eastern

    The next approach for Kiir to fight the international community is by targeting the most vulnerable: the residents of the UN protected PoCs. Regime goons have started torching markets in Bentiu to make life in the PoCs hell.Previously blames for any killings in Juba was were laid on residents of the PoCs. Watch this unfolding development....

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    • 15 March 14:41, by Koryom2

      Eastern,
      You idiots seem not know that there are limits on what your UN & NGOs, the US or UK can bully a sovereign country. By the way, these losers have been asked to get the hell out of the so-called UN POCs & prepare their lands to grow their damn own foods since there is no war in the country. But the losers are refusing. They just want to sit there idly & be always used by the US, the UK>>>

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      • 15 March 14:48, by Koryom2

        their UN & their NGOs as their bargaining cards & blackmails against our country & our people. Mr. Eastern, some of our Nuers & some Equatorians want to be re-colonized by the white Americans, English people, their UN, their evil juus & NGOs on exchange for free UN rations. But the losers are playing with fire. During our Genuine of independence from your cloned so-called arab North Sudan>>>

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        • 15 March 14:53, by Koryom2

          some of the Nuer losers, some Shilluks & some Equatorians allied themselves with our arch enemy & they were paid free food rations & munitions to fight the SPLA. And here again, they are being used by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies as their pawns/footsoldiers to fight their proxy war in our country to crawl their evils into our country so that the evils can come & plunder>>>

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          • 15 March 14:57, by Koryom2

            our country like the evils had/are doing in DRC, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. The losers would want to be paid with the UN food rations. Who had never seen that there is no damn war in South Sudan, but the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are the ones that keep propagating lies & after lies that there is still war in our country>>

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            • 15 March 15:16, by Koryom2

              And this is precisely because the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies want to remain relevant in our country. But the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between have pushed our people & our people too far & their dirty game against our country & our people is going to explode on their the evils dirty faces pretty badly>>>

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      • 15 March 15:11, by Eastern

        Limits? Do you know what UNMISS in South Sudan represents? Even after ordering Radio Miraya FM to close down, are you not ashamed that the regime ended with egg on the face?

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        • 15 March 15:23, by Koryom2

          Eastern,
          This is South Sudan chap, a country of no cowards idiot. Mr. Salva Kiir & others are the ones who have been letting this so-called UNIMISS & the NGOs messed up our country & our country all along. We just want round up these mercenaries, with everything that is connected with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their other creeps in between, kill the evils>

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          • 15 March 15:27, by Koryom2

            and throw the criminals into the Nile to show the evils the absolute contempt we have towards the evil white people, English, their evil juus & some their creepy allies in between that we have never ever been fans of any evil on earth who thinks, that he/she can stand over our necks>>>

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            • 15 March 15:33, by Koryom2

              Eastern, an idiot like you cannot lecture me about what the UNIMISS is all about here in our country. I was one the boys who was against the renewal of the then UNIMIS right after our independence in 2011 to UNIMISS. But some of our foolish elders were so drunk with our independence that we were just little boys with some attitudes towards white people>>>>

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              • 15 March 15:49, by Koryom2

                But some of us who are in the know, knew the US, the UK & France use the so-called UN peacekeeping business scams around the world, particularly in the third world countries with resources as their occupation & colonizing forces on the disguise. As l have stated many times on websites & other sites, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & the so-called human rights are the US, France & the UK>

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                • 15 March 15:56, by Koryom2

                  and their creepy allies in between 21th century dirty intrigues the evils used to crawl their evil selves into other people’s countries. Tell these facts to some of our brain dead Nuers, Shilluks & some of Equatorians that their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are not really our true friends, but our real enemies>>>

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                  • 15 March 16:05, by Koryom2

                    Their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between want to colonize & occupy our country on the disguise of their damn so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business bullsh*ts. And this is precisely because of our resources, lands, our Nile waters & to counter the present of Chinese>>>>

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                    • 15 March 16:09, by Koryom2

                      companies out of our country. But the fools will never ever listen or understand----their end game is sellout our country with UN food rations. But our country is going to be worse off than Somalia. Because, we are not going to welcome the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan & some of their creepy allies in between in our country>>>>

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                      • 15 March 16:16, by Koryom2

                        whatsoever under the sun. Hatred & racism is what is. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between have taken our country & our people’s hostage. And the evils think, that they can re-negotiate their evil selves into our country again through their traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot>>

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                        • 15 March 16:21, by Koryom2

                          Thomas Cirillo, Kosti Manibe et al; the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies here in our own region. Fellows, the evils love affair with our people & our people has gone too far & it must stop. Who would want to live with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan

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                          • 15 March 16:26, by Koryom2

                            in their villages? Who really want these vermins in their villages? Some of these lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians are letting themselves be carried with the so-called UN free rations. But the fools would the first to wake up later like spooked birds after their evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their creeps in between have already taken over their>>

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                            • 15 March 16:30, by Koryom2

                              villages like what they had done in Gambella region, central Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia. But I am damn sure the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their cloned arab of North Sudan, Arab of North Sudan & some of their creeps in between will never dare take any single Dinka/Jieng country as far as I am concerned>>>

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                                • 15 March 16:40, by Koryom2

                                  The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies are using their so-called "humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams" as their OPIUM to let our country & our people be ADDICTED to. And then our country & our people would always be given the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil juus genetically>>>

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                                  • 15 March 16:44, by Koryom2

                                    modified food (GMF) and then our people will be hooked up for free hand outs for life. This is the whole game behind what the evil what corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between are desperately after in our country. But our fools will never ever understand & listen>>>

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                                    • 15 March 16:48, by Koryom2

                                      We keep informing some of lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians that what their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies are desperately shopping for in our country & against our people is not going to end very well. And the evils are going to get what they are shopping for with a bucket full of it>>>

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                                      • 15 March 16:52, by Koryom2

                                        Our country is not part of the so-called Anglo-America empire. But the evils are desperately courting the people who don’t give a damn about their so-called empires. Do some of our Nuers, Shilluks & some of Equatorian understand the reason as to why the greatest charlatan called Barack Obama used to call our country his "US national interest"?>>>

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                                        • 15 March 16:57, by Koryom2

                                          pure bullsh*t, why would a sovereign state would called another sovereign state its "national security interest?" The so-called "high level revitalization forum (HLRF)" being peddled about in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa has nothing to do with the South Sudanese people----it is all about the corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creeps

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                                          • 15 March 17:07, by Koryom2

                                            in between like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya to some small extend are the ones negotiating their evil selves into our country. But the creeps are playing with fire though. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their evil juus. ethiopians & Kenya are being used by our enemies from the US, the UK & their evil juus as their conduits to poke their evil long noses into our country

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                                            • 15 March 17:31, by Koryom2

                                              to come & destabilize our country in exchange for aid, donations & arms. North Sudan on the other hand is being touted by these so-called evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between as their would be springboard to destabilize our country in exchange for the removable of sanctions>>>

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                                              • 15 March 17:54, by Koryom2

                                                and to Geo-political football South Sudan & the South Sudanese people like their then East & West Germany during their so-called cold war & the evils hope that they may re-unite our country & our people with their so-called cloned arab of North Sudan & then the evils can go & brag----western civilization. That is not going to happen under the sun, even in million years. What do these evils really>

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                                                • 15 March 17:55, by Koryom2

                                                  think they are to our country & our people?

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                                                  • 15 March 18:03, by Koryom2

                                                    So Mr. Eastern, l know better what is behind your damn so-called UNIMISS, the US, the UK, their UN & NGOs & creepy allies in between sinister project in our country & against our people. And to inform you idiot, South Sudan is not a UN & NGOs colony & South Sudanese people are the UN & NGOs subjects. And if some of our Nuers, Shilluks & some of our Equatorians would want to be>>>

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                                                    • 15 March 18:08, by Koryom2

                                                      the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies subjects, then the low lives are free to move to New York, London or Geneva. But the damn so-called RADIO Miraya should remain shut until the mercenaries adhere & understand the rules of the land.

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