Crisis in South Sudan up for a debate 

MEPs will debate the spread of violence, including mass atrocities, and the resulting urgent humanitarian needs of South Sudan on Wednesday afternoon.

In December 2013, a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar erupted into a civil war in two-year old South Sudan.

Despite a peace agreement, signed under considerable international pressure in August 2015, several tens of thousands people have died, and food insecurity and acute malnutrition have reached unprecedented levels. More than three million people have been driven from their homes, creating one of the world's worst displacement situations, according to the United Nations.

Procedure: High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Statement


Debate: Wednesday, 1 February