Internally displaced people in South Sudan

The United Nations says South Sudan has become Africa’s worst refugee crisis and the third largest in the world.

According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, more than three years of civil war in South Sudan has forced 1.5 million people to flee into neighboring countries.

More than 3.5 million people have been displaced since fighting erupted between the government of President Salva Kiir and rebel forces led by the country’s former First Vice-President Riek Machar in mid-December 2013.

More than two million people have been displaced within the country, while more than 1.5 million have reportedly taken refuge in Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Congo, and the Central African Republic.

More than 60% of the refugees are children, many arriving with alarming levels of malnutrition, enduring devastating impact of the brutalities of the ongoing conflict.

©Alleastafrica and EWN


    Feb 13, 2017

    Commentary, 14 Feb 2017
    Let us summary the news item to its bone
    1. South Sudan fought for its independence for some thirty years
    2. After Liberation, fighting broke out between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar
    3. The civil war is three years old and counting
    4. It created Africa’s worst refugee; third largest in the world.
    5. 1.5 million people flee into neighboring countries.
    6. More than 3.5 million have been displaced
    7. More than 60% of the refugees are children,

    Now, Questions:
    a) If more than 60% of the refugees are children, what would be the psychological make of the so-called “Nation” in the future?
    b) Similarly what would be the effect on other African Nations, who are not vastly different than South Sudan?
    c) What has the African Union accomplished to tackle the problem ‘of Africa, by Africans and for Africa’ during its 54-years of existence ?
    d) And what have the African highly educated intellectuals — graduate from Ivy League Universities — grossly estimated to be 20,000, have done to prevent the catastrophe looming upon their beloved Africa?
    e) Why is it that African educated strata are NOT acutely alarmed and worry about their Continent?
    f) Why is it that we Africans seem to be mysteriously insensitive to OUR OWN LIFE? Why? Why? ……………………endless questions without answers.

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