U.S. Should Continue To Lead In Providing Aid, Press U.N. Security Council For Arms Embargo As Famine Looms In South Sudan

New York Times: Famine Stalks South Sudan
Editorial Board

“In the catalog of horrors afflicting the world’s most hellish places, South Sudan can check about every bloodied box. More than four years of civil warfare has left tens of thousands dead, two million displaced, half the population at threat of starvation without aid, and a trail of atrocities — genocide, child warriors, rape, castration, burned villages. And now, warns the United Nations, famine stalks the tortured land. … An arms embargo is a must, and the United States must continue to press for one in the Security Council. Washington should also continue to lead the way in providing emergency assistance…” (3/6).

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