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97th Humanities Seminar on Conflict -- "What can be done in the Republic of South Sudan? Important experience gained with the United Nations South Sudan Mission in middle of the armed conflict"

2014-7-31 (Thu) 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

In July 2011, after 22 years of civil war, the newest country in the world, the Republic of South Sudan was established and seemed to be taking small steps forward in development. However, in the capital Juba armed conflict broke out on December 15, 2013, and by December 16, 2013, the United Nations Republic of South Sudan Peace Force stepped in to protect several hundred thousand common citizens displaced by the fighting. Despite peace mediation taking place between the two parties responsible for the fighting, supporters of the president and supporters of the vice president, in reality the state of civil war continued. Over 1.5 million people became refugees and internally displaced persons, and with 7 million people facing the possibility of starvation and infectious diseases, a serious humanitarian crisis had arrived.

The experience we gained from the Sudan crisis was what sort of problems are so deeply inherent to the Republic of South Sudan, and then, hints as to which of these problems, due to this conflict, have now been actualized. In this seminar we'll discuss human rights violations, violence based on gender differences and sex, while looking particularly at the problems of environment and development and what sort of aid should be provided in the future to the Republic of South Sudan.

Date: 2014-7-31 (Thu) 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Organizer: Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University; Kansai Branch, Japan Association for African Studies
Venue: Room 106, East Bldg., Graduate School of Human Sciences, Suita campus, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
e-nio@hus.osaka-u.ac.jp

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