South Sudan | U.S.-based group says UN peacekeepers are failing their mission
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/06/16, 10:54 am
UN peacekeepers fled their posts during renewed clashes in South Sudan’s capital in July and failed to protect civilians outside the bases, the Center for Civilians in Conflict said in a report released Wednesday.
The report, based on interviews with 59 civilians and 29 UN mission officials, is the latest in a thread of incidents in which peacekeepers have failed to protect civilians in the war-torn country. The U.S.-based group called on the Security Council to hold guilty peacekeepers accountable and ensure more support for its troops in conflict zones.