In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we sit down with ICRC in Washington’s Deputy Head of Communications Trevor Keck and Lauren Spink, the Center for Civilians in Conflict Peacekeeping Advisor. Trevor recently returned from a brief mission to South Sudan and Lauren is headed out to the country this week. We took the opportunity to chat with them both about the current challenges facing aid worker and peacekeepers. What are some of the protection issues? Are aid organizations able to secure humanitarian access? And as the largest donor to South Sudan—the US has spent nearly $10 billion since independence 6 years ago and pays more than a quarter of all international aid to the country each year—what does the current U.S. policy review for its approach to South Sudan mean for the situation on the ground? Hosted by Niki Clark.
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- Under Fire: The July 2016 Violence in Juba and UN Response (CIVIC Report)
- A Refuge in Flames: The February 17-18 Violence in Malakal POC (CIVIC Report)
- “Those Who Could Not Run, Died”: Civilian Perspectives on the Conflict in South Sudan (CIVIC Report)
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