South Sudan's Conflict and Famine, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, July 26, 2017 [open pdf - 341KB]
This is the July 26, 2017 hearing on "South Sudan's Conflict and Famine," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the Opening Statement of Jeff Flake: "It is up to Congress to draw attention to the plight of the South Sudanese people as the warring parties continue to place their interests above their citizens. This conflict has displaced almost 4 million people, making this Africa's worst refugee crisis. Refugees have fled to Uganda--I think almost a million people in Uganda-- Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and the DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo], increasing the burdens, of course, on these governments. [...] The U.N. panel of experts on South Sudan has even said that various parties to the government have deliberately obstructed humanitarian access to areas of opposition. The United States, obviously, needs to take a fresh look at this crisis to determine first and, most importantly, the best way to bring peace to the people of South Sudan." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cory Booker, Todd Young, Joshua Meservey, Payton Knopf, and Aly Verjee.
S. Hrg. 115-689; Senate Hearing 115-689
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