Wednesday, November 2, 2016

U.N. Peacekeepers Failed In Their South Sudan Mission

New York Times: As South Sudan Troops Killed and Raped, U.N. Forces Didn’t Stop Them

As South Sudanese troops entered the Terrain Hotel and began attacking the civilians — many of them Western aid workers — who had sought refuge inside, frantic pleas for help to United Nations peacekeepers stationed less than a mile away went unanswered.

That was one of the sharply critical conclusions of a report, issued on Tuesday, into the performance of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, where in July government soldiers went on a killing, raping and looting spree in the capital, Juba.

That mayhem worsened South Sudan’s three-year-old civil war, overshadowed the fifth anniversary of independence and caused foreign aid groups to rethink their commitments there.

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More News On The Failed UN Peacekeeping Mission In South Sudan

UN sacks South Sudan peacekeeping chief over damning report -- BBC
South Sudan peacekeeping commander sacked over 'serious shortcomings' -- The Guardian
U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan criticized for response to July attack -- UPI
UN commander fired over peacekeepers' response in South Sudan -- CNN
U.N. chief fires commander in South Sudan after harsh report -- AP
UN Dismisses South Sudan Peacekeeping Chief for 'Lack of Leadership' -- Newsweek
South Sudan: Ban to put in place measures to improve UN Mission’s ability to protect civilians -- UN News Centre
UN must clarify why its peacekeepers failed in South Sudan -- Gulf News

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