Don’t tell South Sudan’s children ‘sorry, we should have’

Kondoko children boy and girl13 October 2014: In May 2014, aid agencies warned of a tipping point in the South Sudan crisis. Famine was deemed inevitable and the UN Security Council identified “risk factors of genocide” and promised to protect civilians from “another Rwanda”. Five months later, and the conflict is as entrenched as ever, with thousands dead and 750,000 children internally displaced since December.

The world admonished itself about Bosnia in the early 1990s (we should have acted sooner) and then Rwanda (we should have learned from Bosnia) and now we have lesson number three. And while we are still not quite getting it, we at least have a few critical weeks in which to do so. Read more…


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