The crisis which broke out in South Sudan is the worst since independence with some 500,000 people displaced and thousands killed. Humanitarian agencies are struggling to reach many people in need because of the ongoing conflict.
Some of the questions we plan to address tomorrow Weds 22 Jan are:
Why is it proving so difficult for the warring parties to agree to a ceasefire? Is the world’s youngest state headed for civil war? What are the root causes of the violence? Once peace is restored, what impact will the events of the past month have on South Sudan going forwards? What leverage does the international community have?
Please join us with your comments and questions.
Hi David, Sara, yes, I concede! The UN is not yet calling what is going on in South Sudan a civil war but you are right the conflict already has all the trappings of one.
Perhaps we can sneak the word "prolonged" into our debate title?
Except it won't fit on Twitter ; )
Hooray - great to see you made it Don Bosco Malish. Your contribution will be most welcome.
Hi Heather, yes, fingers crossed for us all with our various internets
Hi Joshua, so glad you could join us. What time of the morning exactly is it where you are?