Congress backs famine relief, calls for political pressure on South Sudan
Majok, who came from Nyal, is assisted by a member of Oxfam at a food distribution site in South Sudan. Photo by: Lauren Harnett / Oxfam / CC BY-NC-ND
On Tuesday night, the United States House of Representatives passed a near-unanimous resolution calling for continued U.S. engagement on the famine in South Sudan.
The motion backs the provision of critical food aid, and calls for the U.S. government to exert even greater political pressure on the South Sudanese government to peacefully resolve an ongoing conflict as well as to guarantee the protection of civilians and aid workers.
While there is …