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From 14-16 October 2020, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS, David Shearer, visited Bentiu and Malakal for the first time since the coronavirus-related lockdown in South Sudan. SRSG Shearer met with representatives of displaced communities, state officials and humanitarian partners.

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A workshop in Bor led to the formation of a Jonglei State committee to implement an action plan to end violations of the rights of children in armed conflicts.

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Reports from Eastern Equatoria say that more than 300 teenage girls were either raped, forced into marriage, or used as “girl child compensation” (given to another family as compensation for a crime committed by a member of her family), during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Sudan. Only 20 of these girls have formally reported their ordeals to the Special Protection Unit of the South Sudan National Police Services (SSNPS).