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UN: Sexual Violence in South Sudan 'Escalated Dramatically'

The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have "escalated dramatically" in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes. "In 2018, there has been a clear and alarming increase in the number of cases and victims of conflict-related sexual violence documented," Pramila Patten told the Security Council via a video link from London. "The number of victims in 2018 has already...

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