Can new sanctions on South Sudan improve security?

New arrivals from South Sudan taking a break from erecting their huts using tarpaulins and sticks, UNHCR provided them on arrival. Picture by Draga Elinoma | 27 May 2019

UN Security Council slapped renewed sanctions on South Sudan. UNSC imposed embargo of arms as well as any support related to military materials or activities on the Africa’s newest country, in order to reinforce revitalized peace agreement.

Even though the country’s war has generally subsided, fighting between government and opposing forces still happen from time and time again, in some parts of the Equatoria.

Fresh fighting erupted in the Counties of Otogo and Lujulo of South Sudan’s Yei state, in April, forcing civilians out of their homes. Some civilians fled the country altogether. It is believed hundreds enter Uganda for safety, every week. Our reporter Draga Elinoma is in Rhino settlement, where new arrivals are housed.