As South Sudan refugee flood continues, tales of abuse emerge

More than 100,000 people have fled a single county in South Sudan in just three months as civil war continues amid warnings of genocide.

Published: 01st March 2017 06:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 06:45 PM   |  A+A-

A young girl queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the WFP in South Sudan. (File Photo | AP)

A young girl queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the WFP in South Sudan. (File Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

PALORINYA, UGANDA: More than 100,000 people have fled a single county in South Sudan in just three months as civil war continues amid warnings of genocide. The surge of more than half a million South Sudan refugees into Uganda since July has created Africa's largest refugee crisis.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters recently that when the refugees arrive from Kajo-Keji county they report killings of civilians, sexual violence and fears of arrest and abduction as their main reasons for fleeing.

Interviews with people from Kajo-Keji now living in the Palorinya refugee camp, and U.N. documents obtained by The Associated Press, describe multiple human rights violations committed by South Sudanese soldiers against civilians.

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