Feeding the Peace: Challenges Facing Human Security in Post-Garang South Sudan

“This situation report focuses on the reconstruction and development priorities
affecting the country, particularly the South. In fact, and outside the immediate
political implications of the death of John Garang, the challenges of reconstruction may offer some insight into the sustainability of the peace process, particularly in the longer (six-year) term before the planned referendum on secession. These include a complete lack of infrastructure in large parts of the south; a high degree of militarization of communities; the world’s lowest indicators for health and education; and, last but not least, deeply entrenched
suspicion between communities of the North and South. Not surprisingly,southerners often point out that what is needed in South Sudan is construction rather than reconstruction.”