78 abducted women and 50 children in W. Equatoria released by SPLM-IO, UN reports

The United Nations (UN) special envoy on sexual violence in conflict welcomed 78 women and 50 children released by the SPLM-IO after being captives in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region, Sudan Tribune reports.

According to Sudan Tribune, released of 78 women and 50 children were part of more than 500 snatched among April and August 2018.

“I respect the arrival of these women and children which follows numerous long stretches of continued backing and commitment by my Office”, Pramila Patten, the UN Special Representative said.

“The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the Senior Women Protection Advisor with Dr. Riek Machar and his nearby commandants also respect the arrival of these women and children,” he added.


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These women were exposed to sexual subjection, rehashed assault, and constrained marriage by the renegade, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in October 2018 reports.

Few women were found pregnant and have been alluded to pre-birth human services offices, as indicated by the announcement.

The discharged women are presently upheld by the UN and have been alluded to therapeutic and psychosocial bolster structures, reports.