Two years to the day after war broke out in South Sudan, the UN Security Council voted to extend the peacekeeping mission in the country through next summer.
The United States has circulated a draft resolution among UN Security Council members that would implement an arms embargo and other sanctions on South Sudan if President Salva Kiir does not sign the peace deal.
It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
In a report released on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch said that the deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property during the offensive carried out between April and June 2015 amount to war crimes.
The latest reporting offers a wider picture of the atrocities, and again casts allegations against the government.
Witnesses implicated perpetrators belonging to the government Sudan People's Liberation Army and the allied South Sudan Liberation Army, who launched an offensive in Unity State in late April.
South Sudan's most intense fighting in nearly a year has led to reports of widespread atrocities, and only Mother Nature might be able to intervene.