UN Accuses Oil Firms of Fuelling Armed Conflict in South Sudan

Transnational oil-production companies controlled by Asian interests have been complicit in South Sudan government military offensives that involved killings of civilians, the UN's Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has said in a 212-page report. The report, released late in February, also denounces gross human rights violations in the country, where rape has surged and abductions, sexual slavery and brutal killings "have become commonplace".

Photo: UNICEF

Families wait in the early hours of the morning to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme and partner agencies, in Thonyor, Leer county, South Sudan.

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