South Sudan Govt, Opposition Deliberately Starving Civilians - UN

United Nations investigators are accusing South Sudan's government and opposition forces of deliberately starving their citizens. Commission member Andrew Clapham, says more than 55% of the population, mainly women and children, do not have enough to eat because the warring parties are preventing aid agencies from reaching them. "Starvation as a war crime and as a crime against humanity has occurred and ought to be prosecuted," said Clapham.

Photo: UNMISS

The United Nations has been providing food aid to hungry South Sudanese over a period of many years.

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