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125 women raped in northern South Sudan in one week


Residents of Bentiu Protection of Civilians site pictured on 15 February 2016 (UNMISS photo)
November 30, 2018 (JUBA) - Some 125 women and girl under ten years were raped and beaten in Rubkona County of Northern Liech State in the 10 days between 19 and 29 November 2018, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Friday.

“Women and young girls have been coming to the MSF clinic in Bentiu en masse over the past week after surviving horrific episodes of sexual violence,” said Ruth Okello, MSF Midwife in South Sudan.

“Some are girls under 10 years old and others are women older than 65. Even pregnant women have not been spared from these brutal attacks,” Okello further said.

The humanitarian group did not provide any information about the perpetrators of the rape but added that the survivors had been whipped, and beaten, also they were robbed of money, clothes and shoes.

"Even their ration cards to receive food distributions have been taken and destroyed by their attackers".

During the five-year civil war, UN and humanitarian groups documented rape and atrocities against civilians in the conflict areas. However, the government and the opposition groups signed the revitalized peace agreement and no attacks or violations of the ceasefire were reported in the area.

During the 10 past months, MSF treated 104 rape cases in the area said Okello pointing that she has never seen such a dramatic increase in sexual violence similar to the past week.

MSF’s operational Manager for South Sudan called to protect civilians in the areas and create the appropriate conditions to enable aid groups to reach the ravaged county of Rubkona and provide the needed humanitarian assistance.

"These horrifying attacks show that they continue to live in an extremely violent and insecure environment," said Akke Boere.


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  • 1 December 2018 08:14, by Mayendit

    Juba’s government must be serious about those people who report lies in the country. I don’t think South Sudanese men will do that because it has never happen in our history. Also I strongly disagree with the reporter that, about 125 were raps in one week within one county this is absolutely lies and propaganda in trying to damage the image of young nation. I can only agree if beating take place.

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    • 1 December 2018 10:06, by Pakuai

      That is what happens when you let some shifty NGOs with their own foreign spies posing as NGO workers have a free reign in a country. Propagate lies after after lies all the times and are allowed to get away with their outrageous lies. The pestering question is, what is really special about those women in Bentiu? Are they the most beautiful women in South Sudan? I doubt it>>>

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      • 1 December 2018 10:12, by Pakuai

        For all I know and everyone in South Sudan with brain knows about the criminals who often write these piece of propaganda is: Bentiu & Central Equatoria are where some losers want a UN government in South Sudan to be established. And for the NGOs, the UN and UNIMISS to keep themselves relevant & to keep their jobs. A situation(s) are to be always created so that they can go & ask for more funding>

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        • 1 December 2018 10:20, by Pakuai

          and for those hyenas in the UN & NGOs to remain indefinitely here in South Sudan just like they have never left our next door, DR Congo since 1960th. I always stated here that the European, Americans & some of their allies neo-colonization or occupy of other people’s countries in 21st century is the so-called "humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights business scams">>>>

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          • 1 December 2018 10:26, by Pakuai

            There are many refugees in Darfur, Southern Khordufan, Southern Blue Nile, ethiopia, Somalia, DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR) & Northern Nigeria. But South Sudan & South Sudanese refugees are the most loved by the UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their cartels that benefit from those organizations. Besides, South Sudan and South Sudanese people are being fought over by some criminals>>>>

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            • 1 December 2018 10:33, by Pakuai

              in the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states’ financiers & israel and their some of their proxy allies here in our IGAD countries-----in other words, South Sudan is considered by our enemies as part of their damned evil ANGLO-AMERICA empire and our people are considered their damned evil ANGLO-AMERICA subjects or slaves. Our country & our people are called ’strategic or frontline people’ that can>>>

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              • 1 December 2018 10:43, by Pakuai

                always be ’fought over’ against their ’boogie men of their so-called communist/socialist East/south’. In the last century, it was WWI, WWII and communism/socialism. In today’s century, it is the so-called war on terror. And since, the monsters in the US, the UK, France, israel, gulf Arab states’ and so on have merged to together with their terrorists>>>>

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                • 1 December 2018 10:53, by Pakuai

                  like Al Qada, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Nustra, Jesh Al Islam, Boko Haram, Al Shabab & even our so-called SPLM/A-IO to some small extent. The only boogie man being fought over some of these days is ’COLD WAR part TWO’ and our country, South Sudan, DR Congo, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nicaragua & other countries. And because we have>>>

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                  • 1 December 2018 10:58, by Pakuai

                    some of lowly informed politicians who have sold themselves & their souls to foreign masters in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of some of their allies. And also we have a huge population who still worship the evil white Americans, English people, their evil evil juus attack dogs, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & Arabs. Our country is coveted by these hyenas>>>>

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                    • 1 December 2018 11:02, by Pakuai

                      Right after our country’s independence in 2011, the government of South Sudan took almost the entire cabinet ministers to Washington ask the US investors to come & invest in our country that the war was considered over. The US investors was given the first priority over other countries investors because the US was considered to have stood with us during our trying times>>>

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                      • 1 December 2018 11:07, by Pakuai

                        But the US investors flatly refused citing lack of infrastructures in South Sudan to come & invest in them. Fair enough, there were no infrastructures to come and invest in them. And when the government of South Sudan asked the Chinese to come & invest in South Sudan and the Chinese agreed. The US & her allies went berserk and wanted Mr. Salva Kiir government out. Mr. Salva Kiir>>>

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                        • 1 December 2018 11:14, by Pakuai

                          and his then government out & be replaced with thieves, traitors & foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Ahmed Deng Alor, Rebecca Nyandeng, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and other bunch of fools who have sold themselves & their souls to foreign interest groups. And these South Sudanese thieves, traitors & foreign puppets>>>>

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                          • 1 December 2018 11:19, by Pakuai

                            were to go and be micro-managed in Washington, wall street, London, Brussels, Paris, Dubai & other shady countries where the criminals behind the current mess in our country & against our people often go and hide their loots in. Fellows, the evil white Americans, English people, their evils juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states’ love affair with our country>>>

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                            • 1 December 2018 11:23, by Pakuai

                              and our people has gone too far and it must stop. Who really wants the evil white Americans, English people, their evils juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states’ financiers vermins in their villages fellows? Not even one. We are going to see who is that sellout fool who would have guts to bring yet another vermins into our lives again>>>>

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                              • 1 December 2018 11:36, by Games

                                This is not acceptable, Taban Deng Gai and his groups that are still siding with the enemies must think twice of what those starvating Dinka militia are still doing in Unity State, while they have enough force h that can fight IO through the state

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    • 1 December 2018 10:37, by Eastern


      Why are you in denial, long dick?! Just because the alleged incidence happened in Rukona county only doesnt mean that women from the far flunged Mayendit women have not been raped. Women from all over Unity state are now holed up in UN PoC in Rubkona where they can find food, medical sevices, etc.

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      • 1 December 2018 11:28, by Pakuai

        Who is keeping those losers in those filthy so-called UN POCs? No one, they just want remain there so that they will always be used by NGOs & the UN as their begging bowl around the world and then they would come & be thrown some & crumbs and the begging cycle would go on and on. But our Nuer ke nyantoc have been honestly ask, no one wants the evil white Americans, English people,>>>

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        • 1 December 2018 11:34, by Pakuai

          their evil juus attack dogs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters and creeps again in our country. The idiots have been told that their villages are going to taken over by those vermin like they had with our North Sudan, now our own Gambella region, parts of central Kenya like Laikipia & Nanyuki, some parts of Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe>>

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          • 1 December 2018 11:37, by Pakuai

            part of Angola, South Africa & Namibia. But not a single Dinkas/monyjiengs of the Sudan would again be touch by those evils as far as we are concerned. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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  • 2 December 2018 03:24, by Joseph Canada

    I feel so sorry for the victims. Using rape as a weapon is just sub human standard. This is why we need to think twice if we really need that nation to move forward.

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