Brussels (HAN) May 14, 2014. Pres Release – European Union, External Action Fact Sheet. South Sudan is on the brink of a full-blown civil war. Famine and the prospects of a major humanitarian disaster are looming. Beyond the suffering of the South Sudanese people, this crisis risks affecting a much wider region that is already prone to instability (Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Horn of Africa region).
The European Union (EU) remains strongly committed to supporting regional and international efforts to end the violence, and calls for a negotiated solution that will allow South Sudan’s leaders to resolve their differences peacefully and democratically.
EU response to the crisis
Together with the international community, the EU is engaged in trying to prevent the crisis escalating into an ethnic-based civil war. The political priority now is to stop violence and
avoid further instability in the region.
The EU is not acting alone. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has from the outset been proactive in facilitating peace talks in Addis Ababa. The African Union
(AU) has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the human rights atrocities that have been widely reported. Moreover, the United Nations have been working constantly to
protect civilians and provide humanitarian relief wherever possible. The EU’s efforts, including those of its Special Representative for the Horn of Africa Alexander Rondos, are
coordinated with, and complementary to this united international effort.
As a matter of urgency, the EU and the international community are encouraging South Sudan’s leaders to act to prevent a further escalation and the threat of genocide
EU response Full Report: Click Here: External Action Fact Sheet Full Report
Sources: EUAVSEC was established by the European Union Council Decision of 18th June 2012 with a mandate for 19 months. The mission terminated its operations in South Sudan 17thJanuary 2014 when its mandate came to an end.
The latest updates Follow twitter.com/GeskaAfrika
Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2014) – The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last 20 Years.
HAN & Geeska Afrika Online (1985-2014), the oldest free independent Free Press in the region, brings together top journalists from across the Horn of Africa. Including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar and Harari. Plus, we have daily translations from 150 major news organizations in the Middle East and East African regions. Contact at email@example.com