June 3, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora is astonished and dismayed by the destructive vigor with which conflict has renewed in the young embattled South Sudan. For almost half a centaury the people in South Sudan have known no peace. The liberation wars were fought to free the people of South Sudan from the hands of oppressors, and millions of South Sudanese sacrificed their lives to live in harmonies and a freed nation, but situation has turned upside-down.
The leadership in charge has decided a different destiny to choose between life and death. Peace, war, development or backwardness is sanctioned with ranges distinctively as uttered by the leaders of south Sudan. The warring parties must come to their senses and offer the desperately needed life, peace and development for the young impoverished nation. It is assuredly and blatantly clear that there is no swift military solution to this conflict.
ASSD has come to a sad realization that, the leadership in Juba has lost the abilities to refrain from destructions, and it has to be condemned for launching offensives strategically to target civilians in regions occupied by opposition forces in violations of COH signed in January, 2014. ASSD condemns the loss of civilian lives and calls on warring parties to resolve the countries ills at the negotiation table in order to return calm to the Nation. ASSD also believes the solution to this conflict lies in the hands of the international communities since the warring parties in South Sudan and the region have lost the aptitude to bring this conflict to an end.
ASSD again calls on the international bodies, especially US and partners, as well as those of good wills, to positioning their weights to end this conflict without hesitations. You have helped created this country; you should save it and its innocent people! The signs of human sufferings are clear indications that this war has already inflicted heavy human tolls of historic proportions than any genocidal war to have previously engulfed the region including Rwanda, DRC or Somalia.
In conclusion, ASSD condemns in strongest terms possible the renewed gunfights and destructive loss of lives in the country. ASSD demands negotiated solutions not a military one. USA and Troika countries must take a lead. The international community, including UN body must implement arm embargo, as well as take critical part in the peace process. ASSD supports the call for the Sudan government to be involved directly in the peace negotiation.
Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD)
Washington, DC office
United States of America
Phone: +1(202) 709 – 7322
ASSD is an umbrella organization for South Sudanese organizations and individuals advocating for peace, freedom, democracy, human rights, good governance and development in South Sudan.