South Sudan Used Starvation as a War Tactic - UN Report
South Sudan gained independence in July 2011 but descended into conflict roughly two-and-a-half years later following irreconcilable tensions between President Salva Kiir and his deputy, Riek Machar. The Commission on Human Rights in a new report said the brutal fighting caused incalculable suffering to civilians and resulted in staggering levels of acute food insecurity and malnutrition. The Commission Chair, Yasmin Sooka, said: "It is quite clear that both Government and opposition forces have deliberately used the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and sometimes as an instrument to punish non-aligning communities, as in the case of Jonglei".
Starvation Being Used As a Method of Warfare - UN Panel
United Nations Human Rights Council, 6 October 2020
Since gaining independence in 2011, the brutal conflict across South Sudan has caused incalculable suffering to the civilian population, resulted in staggering levels of acute food… Read more »
Starvation Used As Weapon of War, UN Rights Body Finds
UN News, 6 October 2020
Starvation is being intentionally used as a war tactic in South Sudan's brutal conflict, a UN-backed human rights panel said on Tuesday, releasing its latest report on the country. Read more »
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OHCHR, 23 September 2020
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The U.S. Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Crisis Response
State Department, 25 September 2020
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A Fantasy of Finality - the UN Impasse At the Protection of Civilian Sites
African Arguments, 23 September 2020
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Politicians Divided South Sudanese Refugees. Sport Can Re-Unite Us.
African Arguments, 29 September 2020
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South Sudan Women receiving aid (file photo).
The country's army spokesperson has said more than 120 people have been killed in Warrap State during a disarmament exercise gone wrong. Clashes between soldiers and armed ... Read more »
Abraham Kuol, professor of political science at the University of Juba, said: "The government does not make the people who are culprits responsible for their mistakes and as a ... Read more »
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