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Violence against civilians intensify in Unity – MSF

Author : Junior Ali | Published: Monday, November 2, 2015

The medical charity, MSF, says violence against civilians is intensifying in Unity State.

The current level of violence in the state has reached a level that has never been heard of before, according to a report by the charity organization.

“The civilian population is being subjected to repeated and targeted violence. MSF has not seen this level of violence and brutality before,” says MSF emergency manager Tara Newell.

“MSF teams in Unity state hear daily reports of extortions, abductions, mass rapes and killings, and witnessed villages burnt to the ground and crops looted and destroyed,” the report reads.

There have been reports of continued violence, with both the government and the SPLM in Opposition forces accusing each other of attacking.

“As the conflict intensifies, violence against the civilian population is escalating,” says Newell.

The MSF has called for urgent increase of protection of civilians, and for increased safe access for humanitarian organizations in southern Unity.

The charity suspended its operations in Leer last month due to insecurity.

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