8 Jul 2015
The joy the people of South Sudan felt at independence four years ago has turned to “complete tragedy”; that’s the view of the chief of UN peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous.
The newly independent African country has suffered internal conflict and violence since the deposed former Vice President turned on the government in December 2013.
The UN mission in the country (UNMISS) has provided safe havens for tens of thousands of South Sudanese who have been forced to flee their homes.
Mr Ladsous has been briefing the UN Security Council on the latest developments in the country.
Assumpta Massoi asked him about his message to the Council.