Clooneys War: South Sudan, humanitarian failure and celebrity Alex Perry

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Published: September 29th 2014

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63 pages


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Clooneys War: South Sudan, humanitarian failure and celebrity  by  Alex Perry

Clooneys War: South Sudan, humanitarian failure and celebrity by Alex Perry
September 29th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 63 pages | ISBN: | 8.45 Mb

An exploration of the tension between humanitarian ideals and the brutal reality of a Government whose leadership agenda is not the same as those who sponsored their states creation. Award winning journalist Alex Perry probes into the humanitarianMoreAn exploration of the tension between humanitarian ideals and the brutal reality of a Government whose leadership agenda is not the same as those who sponsored their states creation.

Award winning journalist Alex Perry probes into the humanitarian project, to explore whether, in the long term, it does more harm than good.Opening with an interview with George Clooney as he prepares to enter the Sudanese conflict zone to bear witness to and draw the worlds attention to the Sudanese conflict, in this book Alex Perry explores how humanitarian activities across the world, including those of celebrities like Clooney and others, brought pressure to bear that resulted in the creation of South Sudan as a separate state.

This at a time when senior diplomats believed the chances of the new nation surviving and thriving were slim. Predictably, it seems, an outcome that should have solved problems, reduced violence and saved lives has produced a fresh wave of bloodshed. The NGO presence put in place to help build a nation is now reduced to burying more of its citizens- victims of fresh genocidal acts reminiscent of those in Somalia in 1991. Perrys aim is not to cast judgement, but to unearth the complex influences that mean the obvious good course of action is not always the best.

Perry looks at events since the creation of South Sudan in the context of modern humanitarianism, and asks if the humanitarian project has reached its high water mark. The toxic legacy of Colonialism means that large scale interventions look retrograde and perpetuate the mistakes of the past.

And yet it seems the alternative is effectively to stand by and do nothing while civilians continue to die through violence, poverty and, next, a seemingly inevitable return of famine in a state where constant violence makes normal activities like growing crops impossible.



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