Update: Another Rwanda in the Making

According to CNN, the Murle tribe led a revenge attack on the Nuer tribe because of the massacre that took place earlier this month.  The attack left 57 killed and 52 wounded- most of whom were women and children.

The ethnic tensions in the Jonglei state have escalated because tribes are fighting over grazing land and water rights.

The United Nations estimated that at least 1,100 people have been killed and 63,000 displaced because of the ongoing tension.  The South Sudan government has declared Jonglei state a “disaster area” and has asked for international assistance.

The international community must respond and help the Sudanese government combat these tensions before they escalate into a full-on genocide.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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