Fighting in South Sudan "prolongs" suffering-UN

| Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 3:00pm


A woman cooks a meal outside in the open air with her three children where she is camping with her family the night before being able to register for a ration card in Thanyang, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt


Ongoing fighting in South Sudan is prolonging the suffering of people there according to the UN.

The UN mission in country, UNMISS, reported explosions in Unity state on Sunday which led to 67 civilians seeking protection at a UN compound.

Fighting between government and opposition forces has been continuing for almost three years.

"The UN Mission remains extremely concerned by the fighting between the SPLA and the opposition, which continues to prolong the suffering of the population. It calls on both sides to respect the ceasefire agreed to by the parties in July and reiterates the need to fully implement the peace agreement."