On August 1st 2017, Human Rights Watch released a 52 page report documenting the spread of violence and abuses of Government against civilians in some of the hardest hit areas of the conflict. The following is a summary of this report, teaching you everything you need to know about the War in South Sudan to date.
As the military of South Sudan is re-capturing land from “opposition control,” from January to May 2017, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, countless more have died and the humanitarian crisis facing the country at large continues to escalate.
As the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan continues to deteriorate, as government forces continue to kill their own citizens, Amnesty International and several other aid groups are openly criticizing the United Nations for not doing more to stand up against the threat.
In South Sudan, 2 million families have been displaced by violence, nearly half of all children do not attend school, 41% do not have access to clean water and +250,000 others are suffering from acute malnutrition. Conditions ripe to produce the worlds highest concentration of child soldiers.
After a two year Civil War which killed +50,000 and displaced hundreds of thousands more ended in 2015, South Sudan is dangerously close to another Civil War and the same authorities which once brokered peace may not be able to stop it