South Sudan must execute peace agreement, says UK
The UK has said that it would continue to press South Sudan’s administration to execute the revived peace deal and provide basic services to its impoverished people.
On a visit to the capital, Juba, UK Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs Nick Dyer also stated that there are still “serious concerns about the level of insecurity and instability in South Sudan” and reaffirmed that violence against humanitarian workers saving lives is “absolutely inappropriate.”
“We will not abandon South Sudan because it has needs – but we will continue to encourage and push the South Sudanese government to do the right thing in executing the peace agreement,” he said on Thursday at the conclusion of a five-day visit to the nation.
Dyer characterized South Sudan’s humanitarian catastrophe as “a man-made disaster.” “‘.
“We are just addressing the symptoms; we are not addressing the underlying reasons; this is not an issue of climate change; this is a problem of war, and what we need is peace on all levels.”