South Sudan Blasts UN Over Civil War Report

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Juba: SOUTH Sudan has dismissed a United Nations report alleging a return to full-scale war in the country.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Makol Mawien said the UN was misleading the world on the situation in the country.

United Nations Human Rights experts early last week expressed fear over the potential return to full-scale war in South Sudan.

The experts put out a statement in the media that there was some risk that hardliners could sabotage progress towards implementation of the 2018 peace agreement.

They claimed the recruitment of children into armed ranks by the various factions in South Sudan fighting was a clear indication of a country plunging back into civil war.

But Mr Mawien said the UN report was false and lacks basis of credibility.

He said Juba was busy implementing the revitalised peace in order to restore lasting stability in the state.

According to the UN statistics, the crisis in South Sudan is Africa’s largest refugee challenge, with nearly 2 million civilians internally displaced and more than 2 million living as refugees in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The crisis in South Sudan has created Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with nearly two million civilians internally displaced and more than two million living as refugees in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Central African Republic, and the DR Congo.

More than 63 per cent of those displaced are children. While some had tried to return home, renewed fighting in some areas made return unsafe or impossible.

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