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This report by the Human Rights Division (HRD) of the United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS) takes stock of the state of human rights in South Sudan since the outbreak of hostilities in December 2013. The purpose of the report is to present an overall picture of how the conflict has impacted on human rights and to identify trends and key human rights issues that have emerged as the conflict has evolved …The scale, intensity and severity of human rights violations and abuses have increased with the continuation of the hostilities, particularly during spikes in fighting in the middle and latter part of 2015. These have included large scale extra-judicial killings, sexual violence, abductions and enforced disappearances, forced displacement, looting, livestock-raiding and the burning of houses. Additionally, there have been cases of indiscriminate attacks against civilians, forced recruitment (including of children), and extensive destruction of civilian property. From the middle of 2015, a new pattern emerged, particularly in the central and southern counties of Unity, with entire villages being burned down, food crops destroyed and livestock looted. The report highlights the fact that as the hostilities rapidly approach the two-year mark, they have been accompanied by a disturbing trend of violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law. Following the initial outbreak of hostilities, which started in Juba on 15 December 2013, the violence became concentrated throughout most of 2014 and 2015 in the Greater Upper Nile region, which consists of Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states. As the conflict lingers, violence and insecurity have spread to other states, with serious escalations observed in Central and Western Equatoria.