South Sudan

New report: Sexual violence in South Sudan
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Health Care

In 2020 documented incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care were much higher than in 2019, likely due to increasing intercommunal violence and ongoing conflict as well as the improvement of monitoring such incidents.

Health workers were injured or killed during these clashes between opposing forces, with Jonglei state experiencing the most attacks. Data

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.

Sexual Violence

All armed groups have been accused of committing abuses against civilians, including sexual violence, which is frequently used as a tactic to displace and terrorise rival communities.

State forces have been implicated in rape committed during armed clashes with insurgents, during counter-insurgency campaigns, while they were in pursuit of criminal elements, and during unauthorised activities such as looting, affecting many women during a single operation. Non-state armed actors are often implicated in gang rapes involving a single survivor. These incidents occurred in the bush while survivors were performing ordinary household activities, such as collecting firewood or water.

Sexual Violence in South Sudan country profile. Data.

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