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Pillay, Dieng to brief UNSC today

Author : | Published: Friday, May 2, 2014

Some of the 170,000 IDPs mostly from Bor shelter under a tree in Awerial - Feb 8, 2014

The UN Security Council will receive a report on Human Rights in South Sudan today.

The report was done by the UN Human Rights Chief, Navy Pillay and the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, reported the UNSC’s what’s In Blue website.

Pillay and Dieng will discuss the issue of children being recruited to fight in the conflict in South Sudan.

According to a report by UNICEF, about 9,000 children have been recruited since the conflict begun in mid-December last year.

The two UN envoys will also ‘give an assessment of the current Human Rights situation based on their three-day visit’.

The Council meeting will discuss the displacement of about 1.2 million people by the fighting, and the food insecurity that has reached crisis proportions.

Pillay and Dieng are also expected to give details of their trip to Jonglei, where they met with survivors of the attack on the UN base in Bor.

They will also present details of their discussions with President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar and other government officials.

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