UN Security Council Votes ‘Yes’ on Intervention Force for South Sudan

By Enough Project experts,

UN Security Council seating, New York.

UN Security Council seating, New York.

August 12, 2016(Nyamilepedia)  –– The United Nations Security Council has just authorized an intervention force for South Sudan. The mandate of the force would prioritize the protection of civilians and act to bolster the tenuous peace process in the country.

Brian Adeba, Associate Policy Director at the Enough Project, said: This vote should be applauded. Peace and the protection of civilian lives in South Sudan should be the principal elements in the discourse on the intervention force. The intervention force will supplement the regional effort to cement peace and protection of civilians in South Sudan.

John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, said: “Beefing up the protection of civilians in high risk areas is a crucial upgrade to the international community’s response to the South Sudanese crisis.  However, it is crucial that international leverage be increased for the unhindered deployment of that force, the delivery of life-saving aid, and the implementation of the peace agreement.  The best way to enhance international leverage is to impose targeted sanctions on spoilers and move forward with an arms embargo.  Threats no longer seem to faze those prosecuting the war.  The bark needs to move to a bite.”

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Adeba added: “The intervention force holds tremendous potential to protect civilians and sustain peace in South Sudan.”

As South Sudan approaches the first year anniversary of the peace deal signed on August 26, 2015 that ended its civil war, the situation continues to be volatile. Sporadic armed conflict, atrocities, and military attacks on civilians continue in the capital and across the country. Hundreds have been killed and thousands have been displaced in the most recent fighting, and in many areas communities and internally displaced people face famine-like conditions.

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5 comments

  • GatNor

    The violators and tribal extremist will be apprehended or shot on site as necessary. Those who disagree otherwise should pack up and leave South Sudan period. UNMISS and the intervention or protection forces have been licensed to do so by the newly passed resolution.

    • Gat Nor.
      Don’t put your hope about this UN. Remember 1994, when the UN, run away from Rwanda and they left Rwandan people killing themselves and this attitudes from UN again may repeated in South Sudan. The real genocide is going to happen for sure. Do not hope on this UN, it lead to real genocide in South Sudan if the UN are still pushing harder. Mark that my friend.

      • Mrs. Mawien Magol,
        Show us yr version please if yr fathers run away from Arab war during El-Zebeier Wad-Rahama in Bahar El-Gazal years ago, till yr grandparents got dehumanized and circumcised forcibly did they fought that war?
        During SPLA/M in 1983-2005, which town yr fathers over run in yr areas?
        If so, you start dreaming & singing about genocide in SS, it has already been done by yr kiir & jce war-mongers filthy system in Juba. Warriors are well-known in SS. DO JOKES with that word again I warned you baby.

  • factual

    This village website lack credibility. The credible sources like aljeera have stated clearly that UN have approve protection force not intevention force as claimed riek villagers.

    • Siraal,

      Intervention has nothing to do with our credibility. This article was written and extended to us by a credible source. Do you research!

      Besides, naming is not a big deal. Your parents could have called you Laaril or any other name and that could not have taken away your identity. So you can call this force whatever you like but their mandate is clear and that is they are intervening in South Sudan.

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