16 Aug 2018

 

US Warns Of Cutting off Funds To South Sudan If No Lasting Peace Is Achieved

In a statement released on Tuesday, the U.S government said it will stop aiding South Sudan unless the conflict ends and peace is restored.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 11 May 2018 [Gurtong]-
The U.S says it will begin reviewing its assistance to the new nation to ensure the money does not contribute to or extend the conflict, or enable greedy or corrupt behaviour according to the statement.

U.S Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in the statement that the government of South Sudan has lost credibility and the United States is losing patience as conflict continues.

She says South Sudan is displaying an unwillingness to live up to a 2017 ceasefire that sought to end the nation’s four-year civil war.

She adds that the U.S is deeply frustrated with the lack of progress in Addis Ababa negotiations and believes the only path to peace is through a negotiated agreement for a transitional government.

The US is South Sudan's largest donor, giving over 3 billion dollars in humanitarian assistance since the conflict broke out in December 2013.

 

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