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South Sudan: 'Horrifying Human Rights Disaster'

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January 17, 2014 AT 8:51 AM
The United Nations has evidence of the use of child soldiers and mass atrocities committed by both sides warring in South Sudan, a "horrifying human rights disaster" that has killed thousands, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official said Friday. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic. "Quite a number of child soldiers have been recruited in the so-called White Army," he said, referring to the Nuer tribe's militia fighting in Jonglei state. The city of Bentiu — one of the cities that have traded hands between government and rebel forces — "simply did not exist anymore," the U.N. official said.