Speaking in response to the South Sudan peace deal, head of Oxfam in the country Cecilia Millan said:
"This is a welcome and timely breakthrough after months of dashed hopes. The proof of this deal will be seen on the ground. Civilians caught up in this bloody conflict need to have full confidence that they can return to their homes without fear of violence. They need to get back to their fields to plant their crops as soon as possible or they will lose the chance of feeding their families in the coming months. Even if peace holds the humanitarian consequences of this crisis will linger into next year and a mammoth aid effort needs to be mobilised to meet the enormous human need. Without governments urgently and generously donating the extra funds we will lose the opportunity this peace deal has offered."