“The horror which South Sudanese women and girls have experienced in South Sudan due to the conflict and on their journey to Uganda are impossible to put into words. Most walked for days or weeks through the bush without much food and water,” says Delphine Pinault, CARE’s Country Director in Uganda.
Since the spike in violence in South Sudan in July 2016, there has been a major influx of over 600,000 South Sudanese refugees in northwestern Uganda making it the lead refugee hosting country in Africa.
UNHCR has documented 570 cases of sexual or gender-based violence among the South Sudanese refugees living in the Bidibidi camp, in north Uganda.
Lack of resources means many don't get the counselling they need to cope with the aftermath of their trauma.
In some cases, the attackers killed the women after they had raped them.
In one incident, the assailants mutilated a woman’s vagina with a knife after raping her because she had tried to resist.
The report is the result of a joint research project between Amnesty International and 10 South Sudanese human rights defenders who cannot be named due to fear of reprisals from the government of South Sudan.
“Many women and girls are burdened not only with the loss of their homes and loved ones but also with the experience of rape, sexual assault and physical attacks they have either personally experienced or witnessed in South Sudan.New York police said they had reported the incident involving Ali to the U. The principle of diplomatic immunity generally restricts criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits against ambassadors and their staff, and it has been used to nullify charges ranging from abuse of domestic workers to parking violations.A tally in 2011 found that New York City was owed nearly million in parking tickets issued to diplomats.NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A Sudanese diplomat was arrested in New York City and charged with sexually rubbing up against a woman in a subway car but the charges were dropped and he was released because he had diplomatic immunity, police said on Tuesday.Mohammad Abdalla Ali, 49, was riding a train out of the city's Grand Central Terminal on Monday afternoon when he approached a 38-year-old woman from behind and rubbed his crotch against her, New York Police Department spokeswoman Arlene Muniz said in a phone interview.