Internally displaced persons wait to receive food rations at the UNMISS Protection of Civilian site in Bentiu, Unity State, on February 27, 2015. PHOTO | AFP
Citing witness accounts in Unity state, the watchdog group reported Thursday that fighters in South Sudan military uniforms — and others in civilian clothing — have attacked villages using axes, machetes and guns.
Heavy fighting in the Upper Nile state increased with the rebel forces announcing on Wednesday that they had taken control of most of the Foluj oil field, where workers of the China National Petroleum Corporation are stationed.
The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says some 100,000 people have been displaced by the recent fighting in Unity State.