United Nations threatens action against South Sudan.

The United Nations has said it is ready to act immediately unless South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signs a peace deal with rebels.

Kiir is scheduled to sign a deal to end months of brutal civil war later today after rebel leader Riek Machar signed it last week to end fighting between forces loyal to the two men that has displaced over 2.2 million people.

In a Security Council briefing, the UN’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien warned conditions that were deteriorating, saying multiple accounts of atrocities, including people being burned in their homes.

Several ceasefires have been agreed and broken since conflict broke out in 2013, after the president accused Machar of attempting a coup.



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