As South Sudan refugee flood continues, so do tales of abuse

March 01, 2017 - 5:54 am

PALORINYA, Uganda (AP) — More than 100,000 people have fled a single county in South Sudan in just three months as civil war continues amid warnings of genocide. The surge of more than half a million South Sudan refugees into Uganda since July has created Africa's largest refugee crisis.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters recently that when the refugees arrive from Kajo-Keji county they report killings of civilians, sexual violence and fears of arrest and abduction as their main reasons for fleeing.

Interviews with people from Kajo-Keji now living in the Palorinya refugee camp, and U.N. documents obtained by The Associated Press, describe multiple human rights violations committed by South Sudanese soldiers against civilians.

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