“Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes”: UN

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Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

Violations and abuses against civilians specifically in Yei, may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, a new report released by the human rights division of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says.

The report documents the profound human suffering caused by the ongoing conflict and the exploitation of local and ethnic divisions for political ends.

The conflict in Yei, in particular, highlights the startling level of impunity in South Sudan, which has fed successive cycles of violence across the country.

Speaking to David Lukan, Eugene Nindorera, head of the Human Rights Division of UNMISS said the “culture of impunity was unacceptable”.

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