South Sudan’s Leaders Must Choose Peace To Prevent Further Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Crises
Washington Post: John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute
John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, and Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser
“In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. … The hope and promise of that day are now at grave risk of being squandered if the nation’s leaders don’t at long last provide leadership. … In South Sudan, hunger is often a threat, but when the cycle of planting and harvesting is disrupted, when grazing lands are turned into battlegrounds, and when humanitarian convoys are subject to attack, the threat becomes a crisis and the lives of millions hang in the balance. With each passing day, the ranks of the hungry and malnourished grow. This suffering will end only when the guns fall silent…” (12/15).