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We don’t have money to feed South Sudanese forever – US diplomat

Ambassador Kip Tom at The Digital Agriculture Transformation Seminar at FAO headquarters on June 13, 2019, Rome, Italy PHOTO: FAO/Pier Paolo Cito

July 30th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A top United States diplomat has urged South Sudan leaders to end the ongoing civil war saying the the world has no money to feed the people of South Sudan forever.

Under international pressure, South Sudan government and several opposition groups signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in September 2018.

The step to sign the long awaited peace road map was to try to find a way in ending the the civil war which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions to foreign countries.

Speaking to reporters in Juba last week, Kip Tom, the United States Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome said continuation of the conflict in the world’s youngest nation would means people would rely on aid.

Tom however said the world body do not have the capacity to feed the people of South Sudan forever saying their effort to feed may be limited to a specific time.

First and foremost, the donors need to put pressure on the government and the people here to say ‘stop your fighting now, we need peace,’ because if we don’t get peace, we will continue to just have to feed people forever,” Tom said.

“….we don’t always have money to do that,” Tom added.

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