17/03/2015
lisa monaghan

UNMISS (2014). Attack on Civilians in Bentiu and Bor

On 15 April 2014, Bentiu town, Unity State, was attacked by Sudan People’s Liberation
Army in Opposition forces. Horrific massacres of civilians were committed during the attack. Two days later, an angry mob attacked the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Bor town, Jonglei State, where thousands of internally displaced persons were seeking protection. Hundreds of civilians lost their lives in these two attacks.
The sheer gravity of these two incidents, which seemed to be a new nadir in the violence that has afflicted South Sudan since December 2013, drew widespread international condemnation. In reaction, the United Nations Security Council requested an investigation to be followed by a report of its conclusions. That is the purpose of this report...

Category: Conflict, Human Rights and Protection

Sub-category: UNMISS and Peacekeeping