South Sudan’s Government-Made Famine
The UN declared a famine in parts of South Sudan in February and today up to six million South Sudanese are severely food insecure. The most immediate cause lies in the tactics used by the South Sudanese government and its principal rebel opponent in fighting the current civil war. In addition, the government and some rebel factions have restricted humanitarian access as millions in desperate need of aid are left without support.
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. The international community has leverage over the kleptocrats who have hijacked the government in Juba for their personal enrichment. Combining creative anti-money laundering measures with targeted sanctions on individuals and their networks aimed at freezing them out of the international financial system will begin to address the structural issues underlying the crisis in South Sudan.
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Tell President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hold corrupt South Sudanese officials accountable for the government-made famine.