South Sudan is only four years old, but the world's youngest nation tops the rank of failed states worldwide.
Thousands of people have been killed, and over a million displaced, since long-sought autonomy in 2011.
Amid the chaos, rising inflation and poverty has left 3.8 million people without enough food - despite vast oil reserves.
James Alic Garang, an senior economist at the Ebony Center, joins Counting the Cost via Skype to talk about the oil industry and how low prices are hurting the South Sudanese.
Source: Al Jazeera