Thousands of women and girls across South Sudan have suffered rape and other abuse during the brutal civil war which erupted in 2013.
During its eight months of operation, a clinic at the Juba Teaching Hospital has already received more than 1,300 women and children seeking treatment for injuries and trauma caused by sexual violence.
Thousands of miles away from home, in the service of peace in South Sudan. It is clear to for all to see the pride and beaming smiles of the 850 Bangladeshi peacekeepers when they received UN medals for their commitment to serve the organization and the people of the country.
A delegation led by United Nations Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, has visited the town of Malakal, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region.
Eight United Nations police officers from Portugal, four women and four men, have recently joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan for a one-year deployment. The new arrivals are the first Portuguese police officers to serve in the country.