Announcing South Sudanese Community In The Diaspora Rally at United Nations, New York

PRESS RELEASE

By Simon Deng,

Rights Activist

Human Rights Activists – Simon Deng, one of the organizers of the rally in New York, USA(Photo: file)

Human Rights Activists – Simon Deng, one of the organizers of the rally in New York, USA(Photo: file)

August 09, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The South Sudanese in Diaspora Calls on the UNSC, US Government, and the World to Save South Sudanese through Deployment of a Third Force with Strong Mandate for the Protection of Civilians

New York, NY (August 1, 2016) – On Thursday, August 11, at 9:00am, members of the South Sudanese community in the Diaspora will hold a rally outside the U.N. Headquarters on East 47th St. and First Avenue, Dag Hammarskjold Park, in support of the deployment of United Nations and regional forces in South Sudan.

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Violence around the country, and particularly recent attacks in Juba, has claimed the lives of hundreds and displaced tens of thousands of civilians. In Juba, the U.N. Protection of Civilian compound was attacked killing civilians and U.N. workers. The World Food Program storage was looted, denying thousands of the much needed humanitarian relief. In recent weeks there has been rise in civilian killings, arbitrary arrests, looting, and raping and gang raping of women. For all these reasons, there is urgency for the South Sudanese to raise their voices to end the violence.

Led by an alliance of South Sudanese community and civic organizations, faith based, academics, and human rights activists, the objectives of the rally are to urge the UNSC to endorse the IGAD/AU proposal on a third force; to deploy an additional U.N. force of well trained, well equipped, well led and with proper mandate and clear chain of command; to end the violence; and reviving the implementation of the Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS).

The situation is urgent.  An effective force is required to protect civilians from abuse, allow for distribution of humanitarian aid, and prevent further descent into chaos. In the words of US Ambassador Samantha Power, “We have to get this right but it also must be done with great urgency. Let us not be fooled into believing that time is on our side. It is not. Events in recent weeks have demonstrated how quickly violence can re-ignite and how devastating are the human consequences when it does”.

Speakers will include Mr. Pagan Amum, Founder, South Sudan Reborn and formerly Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

South Sudanese are appealing to the world community that the time for condemnation has passed: the time for action and accountability is at hand. People of South Sudan have suffered enough and time has come for brothers and sisters in the region to get involved and save the young nation and the peace agreement that has being signed.  Those who are holding South Sudanese civilians hostages must be held accountable.

We are calling on all people of conscience to rally with us.

WHAT: Rally at UN by South Sudanese Community in Diaspora and Friends
WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold Park E. 47th St & 1st Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY

WHEN: 9:00AM on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

For more information, contact:

South Sudan International Alliance for Human Rights (SSIAHR) – Peter Kuelpeterkuel@yahoo.com or 206-393-2164

Global Partnership for Peace in South Sudan (GaPPSS) – Theresa Samuel – theresa.samuelboko@gmail.com or 408-712-0009

Human Rights Activists – Simon Deng – sdengkak@yahoo.com or 917-698-5440

Western Bahr el Ghazal Community-USA – Angelo Kassiano – angelo.ungery@gmail.com – 402-419-0374

2 comments

  • Okello

    The young nation on the breach of collapsing so our brothers and sisters around the globe must convince the entire world to come in rescue of the situation now than any other day. God saves the young country please.

  • All ladies & gentlemen of SS around the world
    Dear friends & peace lovers, UN, TROIKA, AU & IGAD
    Take this, ” when people on earthly moves, God in heavenly moves”. Hence, let us makes a difference by showing our solidarity in our humanity for the sake of human suffering and bondages in SS.
    Bravo, Simon Deng Kak, forward ever, and never backwards.
    God will SS, soon. God blesses all.
    The evildoers will be punished soon by ICC.
    Let us keep hope & faith in God that “how long the darkness of night in RoSS, the sun for sure will rise in our motherland. Praise God.
    Kindest regards and good luck to all.
    See all peace lovers in front of world historical icon building in New York City. Bye.