UN presses South Sudan leaders to hold camp attackers responsible

A UN peacekeeper from Rwanda walks through the remnants of a looted and burnt clinic in the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, on February 26, 2016The United Nations urged South Sudan’s government Tuesday to hold accountable the perpetrators of February’s violent attacks on a camp sheltering nearly 50,000 displaced civilians in the northeastern oil hub Malakal. A May inquiry found that assailants, some wearing South Sudan army (SPLA) uniforms, entered the camp on February 17 and 18 through a breached fence and proceed to shoot, loot property and set tents ablaze. The investigation also found that Eastern Nile state’s governor helped the Dinka population flee to Malakal town in pickup trucks.

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