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April 26, 2016

Five Priorities for South Sudan

In his most recent blog contribution for The Hill, Humanity United’s David Abramowitz outlines the five priorities the House Foreign Affairs Committee should take into consideration during its upcoming hearing with Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Don Booth.

International concern right now is almost exclusively focused on whether South Sudan will implement the August 2015 peace agreement by forming a transitional government of national unity. South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is supposed to arrive in Juba to renew his role as the fragile country’s vice president, and his absence puts the agreement in jeopardy.

A much greater risk, however, is that this diplomatic focus on implementing the peace agreement will distract the international community from recognizing and working toward the real change in conduct needed to end violence and prevent starvation in South Sudan.

Read the full op-ed in The Hill>>

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