On Sunday, March 19, 2017, CBS 60 Minutes featured a powerful segment on how the world is responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast was in South Sudan when 60 Minutes correspondent and CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley was doing the story, and Pelley interviewed Prendergast there on the root causes of the crisis.
Read this Washington Post op-ed “South Sudan’s Government-made Famine” by The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.
Clooney and Prendergast note that this is not only a ‘man-made’ famine, but in fact a ‘government-made’ one, with the backdrop of three years of ongoing conflict. They discuss in the op-ed why and how “…while the world responds to the famine, it’s time also to address root causes and make those responsible pay for their crimes.”
As the people of South Sudan suffer, there has still been no accountability for the atrocities and looting of state resources, or for the famine that results from these actions.
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