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South Sudan

In July 2018 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) established in Security Council Resolution 2428 sanctions against South Sudan including an embargo on the supply of arms and military equipment of all types. The Resolution was not unanimously adopted.

The sanctions were imposed in reaction to the conflict between the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and opposition forces that has resulted in great human suffering, including significant loss of life, conflict-induced food insecurity and threat of famine, displacement of more than four million people, and the loss of property, further impoverishing and disadvantaging the people of South Sudan.

The embargo is time limited and has been renewed annually and is currently in force until 31 May 2022.
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Embargo type: Mandatory UN embargoes
Entry into force:
Establishing document: UNSCR 2428