South Sudan leaders are failing their people at a time that the country is facing famine.
These were words by UN’s representative to the country who added that the leaders have neglected their duty.
David Shearer said the politicians seemed more interested in their own intrigues rather than ensuring food and medical care reached the population that is dying from famine and civil war.
Last month, the United Nations declared that parts of the country are experiencing famine, the first time the world has faced such a catastrophe in six years.
Shearer admitted that there was localised fighting between ethnic groups but no signs yet of a genocide yet, in the world’s youngest nation, a view shared by UN chief Antonio Guterres during his visit to East Africa two days ago, in particular to witness Somalia’s deadly drought crisis.
A new report published on Monday by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan expressed concern over the massive increase in human rights violations in recent months in the country.
The experts called for an international probe into abuses perpetrated in the county. In same the report, to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week, the UN team renewed their warnings that “ethnic cleansing was under way.”
Meanwhile, the war torn-country hiked work permit fees 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000 dollars from $100.