125 women, girls raped, at­tacked in South Su­dan

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - News -

One hun­dred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in at­tacks so shock­ing that some aid work­ers in South Su­dan say they are left speech­less.

Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders on Satur­day said the “dra­matic in­crease” in sex­ual vi­o­lence oc­curred over 10 days, be­tween Nov. 19 and Thurs­day, as the women and girls walked to a food dis­tri­bu­tion site in Ben­tiu in Unity state. By con­trast, the med­i­cal char­ity’s Ben­tiu clinic treated 104 sur­vivors of sex­ual as­sault in the first 10 months of this year.

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