August 1, 2021

South Sudan bans exit of MSF employees after reporting violations

South Sudan bans exit of MSF employees after reporting violations



The authorities of South Sudan announced today that they will ban the departure of employees of the international organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), after they claimed that they treated 125 women victims of sexual violence in the area of ​​Rubkona at the end of November. .

The South Sudanese government spokesman, Michael Makuei Lueth, told Efe that the Executive has issued guidelines so that the people who prepared the MSF report on the violence do not leave the country "until investigations into these allegations are concluded."

Lueth added that the authorities and the Yuba Police are on alert about the possibility that the employees of the NGO travel to spend Christmas in their countries of origin.

He also noted that President Salva Kiir has ordered the formation of a commission of inquiry into the events described by MSF.

On November 30, the organization said it had offered emergency medical and psychological assistance to 125 women and girls, who had suffered all kinds of abuse, between November 19 and 29.

"Some girls are less than 10 years old and some women are older than 65. Even some pregnant women have not been spared these brutal attacks," MSF said.

According to the doctors, in addition to being "brutally raped", they have been beaten, beaten and beaten with sticks and shotgun butts.

In addition, all their belongings and ration cards were taken from them, according to the organization that offers medical assistance in several conflict zones of South Sudan.

The country is mired in ethnic wars since 2013 and has not yet stabilized after the signing of a peace agreement between the government and the rebels last August in Khartoum.

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