South Sudan: 'It was as if my village was swept by a flood'

22 June 2017, 10:16 UTC | South Sudan
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Tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region were forcibly displaced as government forces burnt, shelled and systematically looted their homes between January and May 2017.

Civilians belonging to the Shilluk minority tell how government troops and allied militias stole anything they could get their hands on in the aftermath of attacks, from stored food supplies to furniture and even the front doors of houses. One village chief described the destruction as though the area had been “swept by a flood.”

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