Powerful article on oil pollution in South Sudan

Written by Kor Chop Leek, a concerned South Sudanese student

The author is a concerned South Sudanese who is currently getting his masters in humanitarian and conflict studies at the University of Juba.

His key points:

Thanks to the scientific investigations conducted by Sign of Hope, the German-based NGO, the world has known about the contamination of South Sudan’s water by wastes and leaks from oil production – and has known it is producing stillborn and deformed babies, among many other negative effects.

The main perpetrator is Petronas, the Malaysian oil giant.

Twelve years of official and media reports on this environmental and human rights scandal – and outcries by local residents and the officials representing them – have yet to yield the remedial measures so urgently required and demanded by the South Sudanese affected.

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