WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2016)—Federico Borello, Executive Director of Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) said today in a statement:

“South Sudan is a challenging environment for all troop contributing countries to UNMISS, and the events of July in Juba were particularly so. CIVIC’s report, including findings about troop performance, is based on extensive research and numerous corroborating eyewitness accounts. We stand by our report and findings.”

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Note to editors:

Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.

For more information, contact Christopher Allbritton at +1 (917) 310-4785 or chris@civiliansinconflict.org.

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