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Three of the 10 signatories to the Rome Declaration on the Peace Process in South Sudan January 12, 2020. From left: Head of government delegation, Barnaba Marial Benjamin; Secretary General of Sant'Egidio Community, Paolo Impagliazzo; and Interim Chairman of Real-SPLM, Pa’gan Amum Okiech / Courtney Mares/CNA

Sant’Egidio Facilitates “cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access” in South Sudan

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community has, in a two-day meeting at its headquarters with representatives of government and various opposition parties in South Sudan, facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and to allow “continued and uninterrupted humanitarian access” as the country prepares to form a unity government next month.