What does a completely man-made famine look like? Egeland On South Sudan
The Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General Jan Egeland has been on the forefront when it comes to standing in solidarity with large influxes of refugees from the conflict affected countries across the world and South Sudan has unsparingly been on spotlight.
South Sudan, the Africa’s and the world’s youngest nation plunged into political mayhem after just two years from their hard-fought independence which has consequently not only dragged the country into economic meltdown, but also forced hundreds of thousands to seek refuge in neighbouring countries like Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and other parts of the world.
The United Nations Refugee Agency recently reported that over 100,000 citizens are at the brink of a man-made famine as Jan Egeland says.
With a bunch of students on government scholarships abroad facing harsh economic challenges as a result of unpaid grants, the Kiir’s administration is struggling to pay civil servants regardless of foreign donations poured in by different foreign donors.
Meanwhile a few months ago, Egeland also urged European and American countries to emulate Africa by accommodating refugees instead of spewing hateful rhetoric to disperse them out.