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Aftermath of mass rape in South Sudan augments need for healthcare

On July 11, 2016, South Sudanese soldiers went on a four-hour pillage of the Terrain Hotel in Juba, assaulting and gang-raping foreign aid workers and killing a local journalist. The United Nations peacekeeping force, which was stationed less than a mile away, did not respond to cries for help. When recounting the attack to The Associated Press, a female aid worker explained that a soldier pointed an AK-47 at her and gave her the following choices: “Either you have sex with me,......

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