Kiir’s government used starvation as weapon of war – new report

The year-long investigation led by Global Rights Compliance has established «a clear link between the use of civilian starvation as a method of warfare, targeted attacks on humanitarian aid workers and the mass forcible displacement of civilians» in South Sudan.

LONDON – A landmark investigation report has today been published by international human rights law firm and foundation, Global Rights Compliance, urging the international community to help end ‘deliberate starvation crimes being committed principally by South Sudan Government forces against its own citizens’, damningly judged to have become ‘Africa’s largest refugee crisis.’

The year-long investigation led by Global Rights Compliance has established “a clear link between the use of civilian starvation as a method of warfare, targeted attacks on humanitarian aid workers and the mass forcible displacement of civilians” in South Sudan. This new report spotlights deliberate starvation tactics being used by Government forces and allied militia, and by opposition forces on innocent civilians in South Sudan, throughout the conflict until now.

According to the United Nations, the threat to human life and the risk of famine has ‘never been higher’ in South Sudan, with over 8 million innocent people said to be in ‘imminent danger’ of famine, and over 4 million innocent civilians already falling victim to killing, enforced starvation, sexual and gender-based violence and forced displacement from their homes.

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