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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02439-N
Date : 10/09/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Title : ICRC director of operations in South Sudan : only sustainable peace can lift people out of crisis
Duration : 00:04:21
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Person appearing :
STILLHART, Dominik (director of operations, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Production reference : AV917N
Description : South Sudan is at a crossroads.
The signing of a peace agreement between South Sudan’s warring parties is a hopeful sign that a sustainable solution can be found for a conflict that has had tragic consequences for millions of civilians. Without it, scorched-earth tactics and civilian suffering will continue.
“Past experience in this country has shown that only sustainable peace will bring stability and lift the country out of this tremendous crisis they have been going through since 2013,” said Dominik Stillhart, the global director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
South Sudan is a conflict characterized by grave violations of international humanitarian and human rights law committed by all sides of the conflict, where civilians are not only caught in the crossfire, but targeted.
“We have seen massive violations of international humanitarian law, including widespread sexual violence,” Stillhart said. “And what is really the hope of every South Sudanese person is that the peace agreement that was signed is going to be implemented.”
Families are trapped in a cycle of violence and displacement while they anxiously wait for peace and stability. Health care facilities are often looted and destroyed, while untold thousands of children are being deprived of school and many are separated from the families.
If the situation improves my children can have a better education,” said Acholy*, a woman who lives in a remote part of Unity State. “We can stay without running to the swamps all the time. I wish for stability.”
The conflict has been particularly brutal on women. They are left to fight for the survival of their families, fleeing with their children and foraging for food.
“If life goes back to normal, now if peace is coming, everything will be ok,” said Mary*, who has been displaced multiple times as a result of fighting. “We will stay home without running to the bush. We will not suffer from hunger and suffer for food. You will get what you need at home. This is what we need.”
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English title : ICRC director of operations in South Sudan : only sustainable peace can lift people out of crisis
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