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U.S. Department of State reacts to South Sudan crisis

U.S. Department of State reacts to South Sudan crisis

United Nations

Perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan will soon be brought to face justice.

This announcement was made by the United State’s department of State in Washington on Saturday, as it condemned continued fighting in South Sudan. The department also said that the perpetrators will be subject to sanctions under UN Security Council Resolution 2206.

More than 50,000 lives have been lost since fighting broke in the country in 2013, with nearly 3 million others displaced according to the UN. More than 120 cases of sexual violence have also been reported since the renewed fighting broke out three weeks ago in the capital Juba.

The United States which led to the birth of South Sudan on 9 July, 2011 has failed to impose and enforce a lasting peace solution between President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar.

And on Thursday UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon reiterated before the Security Council, its request to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against those who refuse to implement the peace agreement.