Women and girls continue to suffer high levels of conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan, even though warring parties signed a peace deal.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS said this in a report.

The UN Human officials said at least 134 women and girls were raped and 41 suffered other forms of sexual and physical violence in the northern Unity Region between September and December.

Some victims were as young as eight years old, while others were pregnant women or nursing mothers, the report said.

The UN said it estimates the actual level of sexual violence to be considerably higher than the number of cases recorded.’