Experts warn 'number of dead in South Sudan could rise' if Peace agreement is not honored

Sep 27, 08:17 AM

Experts have warned that the numbers of people dying because of the conflict in South Sudan,  will continue to climb if the peace agreement is not honored.

Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project says the massive death toll reinforces the need to hold accountable both the direct perpetrators and the leaders responsible for the violence.

He welcomed a report released by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which states that the five year civil war in South Sudan has claimed lives of One Hundred and ninety thousand people. 

“Now that we have these figures, it makes the case stronger to argue for more humanitarian assistance, to argue for more reason to hold perpetrators of the violence accountable, for more violence to have an arms embargo to stop the violence, for more reason to put more effort to have a conclusive holistic peace that addresses whole issues behind this conflict. This is the significance of this report.” 

Adeba spoke with Nelson Lwak in this interview.