S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

Nairobi - The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that "are an affront to human dignity".

The aid group said Friday that residents are knee-deep in sewage-contaminated floodwater and that some residents sleep standing up to hold children out of the water. The residents can't leave the camp because of fear that they could be killed outside.

Doctors Without Borders said it demands that dry land within the camp be immediately made available for living space.

Human Rights Watch on Friday released a report documenting the ethnically targeted killings of thousands of civilians since violence broke out in December. The group called on the UN to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.

- AP
sally.brinsford 2014-08-08 03:30:04 PM
These poor people its not right!
Shabeer Vayej 2014-08-08 03:38:53 PM
Not at all especially when all the more affluent countries waste millions of food and resources.
Akhenaten 2014-08-08 03:45:36 PM
We have a lot to say about the West. America as war-monger, the Israel/Hamas war etc. What do we do to our own people. Should we not rather get our own house in order. What is the roll of the AU. What do they do in connection with the above and Boko Haram in Nigeria and the poverty in many African countries? Maybe we just keep ourselves busy with corruption and atrocities against minorities in our own countries and draw attention to what is wrong in other countries.