South Sudan: The Cost of a Relentless War

Talk Wednesday 22 March 2017, 7:00 PM

As war continues to rage through many parts of South Sudan we will be joined by a cross section of experts engaged in the current crisis. A South Sudan political analyst, a representative of the Foreign office, a journalists who has recently covered the war and a member of the humanitarian community who is providing lifesaving support. This panel discussion will focus on the human cost of the war, as well as what the future holds for the world’s newest country.

The discussion will be preceded by a UNICEF supported press briefing at 5:00 PM for all members of the media.

Chaired by William Patey, former British Ambassador to Sudan.


Chris Trott is FCO special adviser on the Sudans

Peter Martell has reported on South Sudan for more than a decade. He lived in Juba from 2009-2011 for the BBC, helped set up one of the South’s biggest radio stations, and was AFP’s East Africa deputy bureau chief from 2011-2016. He is now writing a book on the history of South Sudan.

Mawan Muortat is a South Sudan political analyst, with an interest in development, democracy and peace issues. He has lived in the UK since 1984, and has travelled back and forth to South Sudan since 2008.

Marianna Zaichykova is a researcher for UNICEF South Sudan