S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

2014-08-08 15:13
Displaced South Sudanese citizens wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

Displaced South Sudanese citizens wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

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Nairobi - The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that "are an affront to human dignity".

The aid group said Friday that residents are knee-deep in sewage-contaminated floodwater and that some residents sleep standing up to hold children out of the water. The residents can't leave the camp because of fear that they could be killed outside.

Doctors Without Borders said it demands that dry land within the camp be immediately made available for living space.

Human Rights Watch on Friday released a report documenting the ethnically targeted killings of thousands of civilians since violence broke out in December. The group called on the UN to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.

Read more on:    un  |  doctors without borders  |  south sudan  |  east africa

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