Read War Is Boring’s Four-Part Series — Nameless, Numberless and Dead in South Sudan
The country’s war criminals are leaving behind a trail of shattered hopes and civilian casualties
by NATHANIEL ROSS KELLY
The culture of impunity in South Sudan — the world’s youngest nation — has spawned a civil war with no official body count. While government forces and rebels kill, rape and terrorize civilians, the United Nations refuses to estimate the death toll and ignores sites of mass burials.
Forgotten among the carnage is a new generation of trauma victims, waiting for peace and justice or, at the least, a time and a place to mourn the ones they’ve lost.