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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 09:37 AM

A new report estimates that more than 380,000 people have died in South Sudan's civil war

Years of brutal civil war in South Sudan have left at least 382,000 people dead, according to an estimate in a new State Department-funded study that far surpasses an earlier figure issued by the United Nations and points to the horrors of an often-overlooked conflict.

The findings of the study, conducted by a small team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine but commissioned by the U.S. Institute for Peace in partnership with the State Department, were expected to be released later Wednesday. The Washington Post obtained an advance copy of the report.

In March 2016, U.N. officials estimated that the conflict had killed about 50,000 people, and for years, a more accurate death count has been missing as a metric to measure the bloodshed, even as the conflict raged on. Experts say an accurate death toll can be a critical tool for policymakers.

But counting the dead is a challenge in war zones, where many people are displaced and crucial data is hard to come by.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/a-new-report-estimates-more-than-380000-people-have-died-in-south-sudans-civil-war/2018/09/25/e41fcb84-c0e7-11e8-9f4f-a1b7af255aa5_story.html?utm_term=.a959561c0b84

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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 09:55 AM

1. Why hasn't the UN resolved it?

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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 10:48 AM

2. I haven't followed who all the players are, but it is all about oil

Oil-rich South Sudan to resume production in war-hit region

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Currently there’s great interest from Asian, African and Eastern European countries looking to “defy the odds” and operate in a difficult environment as there’s still a lot more oil to be found in South Sudan, he said.

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https://apnews.com/aeff5bfb2f294469b84abf94aa600d6b/Oil-rich-South-Sudan-to-resume-production-in-war-hit-region

In particular, it was unacceptable for Sudan to become a major oil country. So South Sudan had to be broken off.

Integrity of existing national borders is sacred, except if there is oil.

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