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South Sudan: UN peacekeeping force must protect civilians in peril

Headline Title:  South Sudan: UN peacekeeping force must protect civilians in peril 24 December 2013   The UN Secretary-General’s request for the UN Security Council to provide additional human and material resources to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reflects the urgent need to protect civilians at risk amid the escalating violence, Amnesty International said. On Monday evening UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an additional 5,500 peacekeepers to join the 7,000 UNMISS troops already on the ground with a mandate to protect civilians. “The Secretary-General’s…

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