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IGAD Wakes to Horrors of Bor UN Camp Raid

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These incidents constitute a grave violation of the commitment by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the SPLM/A (in Opposition) to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement that was signed on January 23, 2014 under the auspices of the IGAD-led Mediation Process, and can only serve to undermine the ongoing peace process.


These recent incidents are particularly alarming as they involved a deliberate targeting of civilians in massacre proportions including the killing of 200 civilians and the injury of over 400 in a single incident in a Mosque in Bentiu on 15 April 2014.


The April 17, attack on unarmed civilians in the UNMISS compound in Bor has also resulted in over 40 deaths and injury to more than 70.


“I call upon the Parties to honour their commitment to all of the terms of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement including ensuring the protection of civilians,” remarked the Executive Secretary, and urged the Parties to demonstrate their commitment to the IGAD-led Mediation Process as the only viable means of resolving the conflict.


He further called on the Parties to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into these incidents by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM).


The effects of the five-month long violent conflict in South Sudan have already proved catastrophic with thousands of lives lost and over a million people displaced.


The conflict has also seriously disrupted economic activity and food production with imminent risk of serious famine.


In this respect, the Executive Secretary calls on the international community to act now to put pressure on both parties to stop the war and prevent a deeper catastrophe from unfolding in South Sudan.

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