Washington (July 11, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), ranking Democrat on the Africa and Global Health subcommittee, released the following statement on violent conflict between army factions in South Sudan.

“I am deeply disturbed by resumed violence between opposing military factions in South Sudan and saddened that hundreds of people have been killed and wounded, including United Nations peacekeeping soldiers who were traveling to provide security for refugees. 


“I call on President Kir and Vice President Machar and their political allies and commanders to end this violence immediately and fully implement the peace agreement they reached last August. I also call on members of both sides of the conflict to avoid inflicting further harm on a civilian population that has already suffered so much.”