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S. Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

Children stand next to standing water infested with mosquitos at the U.N. Protection of Civilians site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan August 3, 2014. (AFP Photo/Charles Lomodong)

NAIROBI, Kenya: The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a U.N. camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that "are an affront to human dignity."

The aid group said Friday that residents are knee-deep in sewage-contaminated floodwater and that some residents sleep standing up to hold children out of the water. The residents can't leave the camp because of fear that they could be killed outside.

Doctors Without Borders said it demands that dry land within the camp be immediately made available for living space.

Human Rights Watch Friday released a report documenting the ethnically targeted killings of thousands of civilians since violence broke out in December. The group called on the U.N. to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.

 

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